England opening batsman Joss Butler, who hit an unbeaten 83 of 52 balls to help his team beat India by eight points in the third T20I on Tuesday, said he wanted to surprise the Indians by tackling their spinners.
“I felt like a good time to attack. People don’t expect me to attack spinners, so I tried to get them. It was good to take a risk today against Chahal. The first six of Chahal (from the first ball of his spell) took me down and I ran.” said Butler after the game.
The right did not release a spinner for the legs Yuzvendra sighed are settled after the leg spinner is turned on in the fourth above the inning.
Butler hit Chahal for a six from the first ball of his spell and although the bowling managed to get rid of Jason Roy a few balls later, the English goalkeeper-goalkeeper-batsman did not hold back as he knocked six more a few balls later to go.
“It was nice to spend time in the middle. It was a great performance for the team. We have some good partnerships to see us at home. We managed to have a good powerplay,” added Butler, as he pointed to 57/1, England entered the first six overs.
In contrast, India managed only 24 for three in the first six overs.
“Every time you get an early wicket in powerplay, it sets you up,” Butler added.