T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler century

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An innings by an England player is good when it's applauded by the Australians.

Jos Buttler's unbeaten 101 runs off 67 balls was the reason England won 26 runs against Sri Lanka at Sharjah's T20 World Cup.

David Warner was on the Australia side that received a Buttler barrage just two days ago.

He was quick to express his appreciation for the century of the most distinguished class on Monday.

How good were Buttler's inning?

Captain Eoin Morgan, an England player who played more T20s than anyone else, called it "one of Buttler’s greatest ever in an England shirt".

Morgan stated, "It was amazing to be at one end and to observe the ebb-flow and then sheer dominance at the end."

"He is one the most talented players in the game. It is an honor to have him in our team."

Morgan was asked what makes Buttler so exceptional. He said, "It's a combination of his incredible skill level and the calmness with which he approaches it."

"He does that by reading the game and determining where and when to score."

Moeen Ali, an all-rounder, was there at the other end when Buttler reached his hundred. He said that he "played everything perfectly".

Moeen said that it was a "fantastic hundred" - one of his finest scores.

"The way he plays, the smartness with his batting and the ability to adapt are all signs of how great this team and how talented he is.

Buttler is a legend for England men

Buttler was the first Englishman to reach three figures in international cricket, scoring a century in T20, one-day, and Test.

It is a great stat. Buttler stated that he doesn't play the game for stats, but was just happy with his batting and the rest of the tournament.

"I recall saying that I used to say a while back that if I could combine both the opening and middle orders of my game, I would be in a great place with my T20 batting."

The feat was achieved by fifteen other men, but only one woman, Heather Knight, the England women's captain.

A complete innings consisting of two halves

This was even more impressive than Buttler's harrowing innings against Australia, which was notable for its precision striking. It was built on top of the wreckage from 35-3 on a slow pitch.

He played 45 more balls than his fifty, which was his slowest time in England's T20s. Buttler unleashed his amazing array of shots, scoring 50 runs from just 22 deliveries.

Lahiru Kumara, a pace bowler, was pumped over twice in an over, and Dasun Shanaka was lifted for two consecutive leg-side sixes followed by a four as Buttler led England’s late assault.

Morgan, his partner in the crucial fourth-wicket stand at 112, was killed in the 19th over.

Buttler (95) failed to score the penultimate pitch of the innings.

The coolest person on the ground, however, sent the next delivery into the stands over square-leg in order to bring England up to 163-4.

Buttler stated, "Experience is a great help and it helps you keep calm."

The numbers tell it all

This will resolve any doubts about Buttler's best position in the England batting order.

As an opener, he has scored 1,089 runs over 26 innings. His average score was 60.50 with a strike rate of 149.17.

And his average at this World Cup? It was only 214.

But, what was Buttler's "favourite moment of the day?"

This bit of brilliance on the field [see Video] was what allowed Shanaka to be ejected at an important moment when Sri Lanka was in danger of pulling off an unlikely chase.

We'll let you finish the sentence.

London, Amani: Universe Jos!

Rob in Bristol: Boss Buttler

Dr James Pope: Jos Yettler is very special. He paced an amazing innings to score a remarkable hundred, given the pitch.

Bowser: Jos buttler is a superhuman. He is a remarkable man.

Rob, Hampshire. Get Buttler a solar-powered flight to Glasgow. He'll be able to solve climate change before the next game, according to the form he is in.