Ahead of the much-awaited Ashes later this year, the stage was perfectly set for Australia and England to lock horns in the ongoing T20 World Cup. With both the sides coming to this contest on the back of two back-to-back victories, fans were expecting a thrilling contest in Dubai on Saturday. However, things did not really pan out the same way as expected as Eoin Morgan’s side literally outplayed the Aussies in all departments.
The English bowling line-up produced an emphatic performance as they bowled out Australia on 125 in 20 overs. Since there have been a few low-scoring thrillers in the tournament, it was expected that Aaron Finch’s side might come up with a fight in second innings. But then came the ‘Buttler Storm’ which took the game away from the Aussies in no time.
Buttler hits an unbeaten 71-run knock in 32 balls
The England opener played a breathtaking knock, completing his half-century in only 25 deliveries. During his innings, he smashed the ball all over the park which included two massive sixes off the bowling of Mitchell Starc in the 6th over.
During one of the hits, the ball traveled so long that it could not be captured even by the camera. But, it did not take much time for the broadcasting team to locate the ball. They showed a footage of the ball sitting comfortably in the stands but on-air commentator Shane Watson misunderstood it for the moon because of the black background.
Watson said, “Isn’t that incredible, the beauty of the earth that we live on,” as the other commentators burst into laughter and clarified that it was the ball that Buttler hit earlier. It was indeed a rib-tickling moment for everyone as the Aussies had an off day both on the field and in commentary box.
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