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Jos Buttler's X-Rated Bat Inscription Gets Twitterati Talking

Jos Buttler continued his impressive form as he put in a man-of-the-match performance for England in the second Test against Pakistan, scoring an unbeaten 80 as the hosts registered a comprehensive innings and 55 runs victory to level the series.

Cricketnext Staff |June 4, 2018, 2:26 PM IST
Jos Buttler's X-Rated Bat Inscription Gets Twitterati Talking

Jos Buttler continued his impressive form as he put in a man-of-the-match performance for England in the second Test against Pakistan, scoring an unbeaten 80 as the hosts registered a comprehensive innings and 55 runs victory to level the series.

However, what got Twitter talking was the inscription written on the top of Buttler's bat handle. Buttler wrote the 'F' word and when cameras zoomed in, it got the Twitterati talking.

It was also England's first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord's in September, with the side having endured a winless run of six defeats in eight Tests coming into this fixture.

By sharing the spoils in this short campaign, England avoided a third successive series defeat after reverses in Australia and New Zealand. Jos Buttler's blistering 80 not out on Sunday saw England to a total of 363 and commanding first-innings lead of 189.

Pakistan then collapsed to 134, losing their last seven wickets for just 50 runs. Stuart Broad took three for 28 and off-spinner Dominic Bess grabbed his first wickets at Test level in a return of three for 33. The match ended when England captain Joe Root, on his Yorkshire home ground, held a sharp slip catch to dismiss last man Mohammad Abbas off the bowling of Broad.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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