• Saturday, August 13, 2022


Birthday boy Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Jos Buttler

By: Sarwar Alam

Jos Buttler celebrated his 28th birthday with an innings of 89 that left England on top in the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday. England, who had already won this five-match series at 3-1 up, started the second day in danger of being dismissed for under 200 at 198 for seven. Yet when Buttler was last man out they had made a total of 332. At stumps, India were struggling at 174 for six – a deficit of 158 runs — with captain and star batsman Virat Kohli falling to Ben Stokes for 49. Test debutant Hanuma Vihari was 25 not…

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