Buttler, Woakes create records amidst England’s defeat

England players Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes are among some special records in their group stage game against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Buttler smashed fastest WC century for England
Buttler smashed fastest World Cup century for England

England are hosting the biggest cricket festival of International Cricket Council, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The hosts started the tournament well with a comprehensive win over South Africa in the tournament opener.

Following the win in the tournament opener, England took on Pakistan in their second group stage game in Nottingham. Pakistan batted first and scored a giant total of 348 for the loss of 8 wickets in the allocated 50 overs with the winning contributions from the top five batsmen.

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In reply, the hosts were unable to chase down the total and felt 15 runs short of the target and that gave a 14 run victory for Pakistan. With this win, Pakistan have started their points table account.

Although England lost the game, their players Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler are among some special records in the World Cup history.

Chris Woakes became only the fourth fielder to gulp four catches in a World Cup match after India’s Mohammad Kaif, Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar and Pakistan’s Umar Akmal. Thus, Woakes became the first England player to take four catches in a World Cup game. The four catches include his outstanding piece of work to dismiss Imam-Ul-Haq.

On the other hand, Jos Buttler scored a fighting century during England’s chase. But he was unable to stand till the end and make it as the match winning one. Jos Buttler scored 103 runs from 76 balls, which is the fastest century for England in the World Cup history. Further Buttler’s century marks only the secons three digit score in this on going World Cup following his skipper Joe Root.

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