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Jos Buttler shines but Joe Root fails again

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02 Jan 2019 10:25 #367872 by chairman
England's Jos Buttler made his third half-century in four innings as Joe Root failed again for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

Buttler scored 55 off 54 balls in the Thunder's thrilling one-run win over Perth Scorchers in Sydney.

England Test captain Root managed only five and now averages 13 in five matches in his first season in Australia's Twenty20 competition.

The Scorchers managed 141-5 in reply to the Thunder's 142-6.

Buttler struck four fours and a six before he was out hit wicket, moving across his crease but connecting with off stump with his bat as he attempted to sweep pace bowler Jhye Richardson.

Root was bowled via bat then pad as he tried to sweep Ashton Agar. His highest score in the BBL is 18.

"It didn't look like the stumps were in any danger. It clipped his pad, box, legs, then rolled on to the stumps," England all-rounder Chris Woakes said on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

"It's a shame for Joe - he would have been desperate to impress. Games are starting to run out before he heads off to the Caribbean [for England's tour of the West Indies]."

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