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England can do it higher, says captain Jos Buttler after decimating South Africa in 2nd ODI

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Jos Buttler expressed delight with England’s series-leveling victory over South Africa within the 2nd ODI in Manchester on Friday however the skipper maintained that there’s rather more scope for enchancment. England had headed into the ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa on the again of T20I and ODI defeats to India at house. They had been humbled within the sequence opener in Chester-le-Street however the hosts bounced again with a 119-run victory.

England dismissed South Africa for simply 83 in a rain-reduced 29-overs-per-side contest after posting 201 runs on the board.

Any benefit South Africa may need had from successful the toss and placing England into bat amid gloomy circumstances shortly light as their prime order collapsed.

Three of South Africa’s prime 4 batsmen failed to attain and talisman Quinton de Kock went cheaply, for 5 runs, as England ran riot of their opening 4 overs, with two wickets for opening bowler Reece Topley and a pointy runout by captain and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

“Delighted with the win, the guys played in the fashion we want to play with as a team, can we do it better, absolutely. I tell the guys to back themselves, take the risks, impose selves on the opposition,” Buttler stated after the. win on Friday.


Meanwhile, the England captain additionally conceded that the defending world champions have not batted nicely within the current previous in ODI cricket however they’re nicely conscious of their firepower within the 50-over format of the sport.

“We haven’t fired with the bat in white-ball cricket but we know how dangerous we can be when we do,” he added, heaping reward on Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran for his or her quickfire knocks.

“Me and Liam tried to get a rebuild going, Liam and Sam Curran had the bravery to take on the options.”

Livingstone prime scored for England with 38, contributing in a brisk 43-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Sam Curran as they hauled the hosts from 101-6 to 144-7.

Livingstone hit three successive sixes after which a 4 within the twenty first over off the bowling of Anrich Nortje, who had the final snicker when he then bowled a slower ball to see Livingstone haul out to midwicket.

Curran made 35 off 18 balls earlier than choosing up the essential wicket of David Miller with the ball.

England and South Africa will meet within the ODI sequence decider in Leeds on Sunday.

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