Oct 22, 2022, 21:28 IST

Watch! Jos Buttler takes an amazing catch as cricket fans react on Twitter


It was an amazing start to the Super 12 stage of th3e 2022 T20 World Cup. New Zealand broke a near decade jinx of not beating Australia by winning by 89 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground. The 2nd game on Saturday saw 2010 champs England take on Afghanistan at the Optus Stadium at Perth. The moment of the game came when England captain and wicket keeper Jos Buttler stole the show with his wicket keeping

The story as it happened –

England are riding high after their back to back T20I series win over Pakistan and Australia. England won the toss and elected to bowl first as Chris Woakes was given a start ahead of David Willey. England were rocked after Reece Topley was injured before the start of the tournament and was replaced by Tymal Mills who was on the bench.

Mohammad Nabi stunned by Buttler brilliance –

England bowlers were showing their class with the ball as they struck at regular intervals. The moment of the day came when, Mohammad Nabi got a ball from Mark Wood. The Afghanistan captain got a fine edge and the ball was flying down the leg side towards the fine leg boundary. Jos Buttler though flung himself to his left as he grabbed a goalkeeper like catch.

Sam Curran picks 5 as Afghanistan get bundled out for 112 –

Put into bat, Afghanistan could score only 112 on the board as Sam Curran picked 5/10 from 3.4 overs. Curran began with the wickets of Ibrahmin Zadran before cleaning up the middle and lower order. Usman Ghani was the top scorer for the Afghans with 32 as his run a ball effort saw 3 fours and a six.

England begin the campaign with a win –

Chasing 113 to win, the English batters were put under constant pressure by the Afghan bowlers as they picked wickets at regular intervals. Liam Livingstone top scored with 29* to help England win the game by 5 wickets with 11 balls to spare.

Twitter reacts –

Cricket fans couldn’t believe what they saw Jos Buttler do as they took to Twitter to talk about the catch by the English skipper. You can read all the tweets below