The Aussie bowlers got hit all over the park by Jos Buttler once again as England’s keeper raced to a 22-ball fifty. This is the fastest fifty in the T20I format by any player beating Ravi Bopara’s 23-ball effort also against Australia in the 2014 Hobart T20I. Earlier in the ODI series, skipper Eoin Morgan broke England’s ODI record for the fastest fifty held by Jos Buttler. Morgan brought up his fifty in 21 balls in the Trent Bridge ODI while Buttler needed just 22 balls in the 2016 ODI against Pakistan at the same venue.
His record fifty at the start helped England post a huge total. His fellow opener Jason Roy scored a 26-ball 44 while Alex Hales struck a 24-ball 49 as the hosts finished with 221/5 on the board. This was the 2nd highest total in Men’s T20I cricket for England behind their 230/8 while chasing against South Africa in the 2016 WT20 game in Mumbai.