England 2-1 ahead in five-match ODI series against Windies (Image Credit: Twitter)
England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler demolished Windies bowlers all around the ground to register 150 runs in just 77 deliveries. His innings helped the Englishmen to put up a mammoth total of 418 runs on the board. En-route his scintillating 150-run knock Buttler gave Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell a taste of his own medicine with a salute after hitting him for a delightful six. The footage of Buttler trolling Cottrell has sent fans on Twitter into a frenzy.
Buttler slammed his highest ever individual was laced with 13 boundaries and 12 mighty sixes. During his enthralling knock, Buttler looked in destructive touch as he sent Windies bowlers to the cleaners. He was clearly enjoying his batting in the middle as he went on troll Cottrell, who has popularised the 'salute' celebration.
Buttler slammed the pacer for a big six before saluting him to remind him of his famous celebration. His catchy celebration led Cottrell in two minds, but one will have to say, he could do nothing but to turn back and bowl the next delivery as he was aware that Buttler was in prime touch, and it was better not to provoke him more. Buttler's counterpart Ben Stokes also had a quick look on Cottrell before turning to his partner and congratulating him for that memorable six.
The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The game turned out to be an high-scoring affair, with the hosts almost pulling off the close encounter. Chris Gayle was the star of Windies inning as he smashed 162 runs off just 97 deliveries. England is currently 2-1 ahead in five-match series, with rain playing spoilsport in the third encounter. This remains to be seen if Windies can bounce back in the final ODI and square this series. If it happens, it will surely be a big boost for Windies heading into the World cup later this year which is scheduled to happen in the visitor's den.