Joe Root and Kane Williamson combine to pin Jos Buttler
Buttler winded up to sweep the bowler with all his might.
Updated - Jul 25, 2018 12:56 am
Over the years a number of colossal players have plied their trade in county cricket, mostly to refurbish their repertoire in their respective departments. New Zealand player Kane Williamson is currently honing his skills for Yorkshire in the County Championship. Recently, in the T20 Blast match against Lancashire, he couldn’t find the boundary of the last ball and subsequently, Yorkshire lost by a solitary run.
At the first-class level, he is currently playing in Yorkshire’s match against the same opponent. He couldn’t contribute with the willow but ensured that he did his bit in the outfield. The 27-year-old batsman from Tauranga took a sharp catch at leg-slip which got rid of the ominous looking Jos Buttler, the English wicketkeeper-batsman, who has been in prime form of late.
Buttler’s mistimed sweep stroke
Joe Root also picked up his first wicket in the process. In the T20 Blast, Root and Williamson’s partnership faltered when Yorkshire missed out against Lancashire. This time around it paid dividends and helped their team with the much-needed breakthrough. The English Test captain bowled only one over in which he delivered the body blow to the opponents.
Buttler flunked in the first innings, however, looked ominous having scored 59 runs in 68 balls. Root is known to be a part-timer and the batter must have dropped his guard against the off-break bowler. The tweaker dished out a juicy half-volley down the leg side and Buttler’s eyes lit up on seeing the delicious delight. He winded up to sweep the bowler with all his might. Unfortunately, he couldn’t time it.
The ball took the splice of the bat and went into the safe palms of Williamson, who had to move on to his right to grasp a rather simple catch. Root initially celebrated, but then looked back to appeal in order to get the umpire’s confirmation. The umpire raised his finger and Root’s teammates erupted in ecstasy.
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Joe Root v Jos Buttler: there can be only one winner
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