England vs New Zealand: Buttler service delights Cook

Thanks to Buttler, England were able to post a competitive 287 for six before bowling out New Zealand for 253. What stood out, apart from Buttler's sheer speed of scoring, was the improvised scoop and reverse scoop shots that testified to a fantastic eye and a healthy disregard for the coaching manual.

updated: June 06, 2013 08:31 IST
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Nottingham, UK: Alastair Cook forecast Jos Buttler's decisive innings against New Zealand at Trent Bridge would be the first of many occasions the talented shotmaker swung a match England's way.

The 22-year-old Somerset wicket-keeper/batsman was outscored by England team-mates Ian Bell (82) and Eoin Morgan (49) in Wednesday's day/night clash.

But it was Buttler's 47 not out off just 16 balls that was pivotal in setting up a 34-run win in the third one-day international, albeit New Zealand took the series 2-1.

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