We have seen a whole lot of weird shots in 2017, with Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 concluding in May, it was filled with unorthodox shots across the season. But, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler’s shot against New Zealand speedster Trent Boult will leave them all behind. Buttler who played a quickfire inning of 61 from 48 balls on June 6 had a few marvelous shots but this one tops the list. The shot was an advanced version of the scoop shot.
It was on the last ball of the 46th over. England needed quick runs to get the score over 300 and they had the perfect candidate for the job. Buttler was batting on 38 from 36 balls and was looking to break free. Buttler resorted to cheeky shots instead of attacking Boult. He tried to use the pace of the delivery to counter Boult.
— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
Buttler played the scoop shot off a short of the length ball on the leg stump. As soon as Buttler scooped it the ball was way up in the air ready to go over wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi’s head and over the ropes. It did not just go over the boundary but over the stadium as well where the camera was placed. The commentators could not stop praising Buttler as they called it an incredible shot.
Buttler’s inning took England to another 300 plus score as they ended up getting allout for 310 with 3 balls to spare. England’s score turned out to be too good for New Zealand as they bundled out for 223. England also became the first team to qualify for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-finals.
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