When he walked into bat, England were reeling at 27/4. By the time Alex Hales departed, the hosts' situation worsened further. With the ambitious Manchester faithful demanding a 5-0 series scoreline, the onus was on Jos Buttler to resuscitate the flagging run-chase.Even as wickets continued to fall around him, Buttler stood firm and singlehandedly thwarted a spirited effort from the Australian
bowlers. The nerveless manner in which he controlled the proceedings highlighted the 27-year old's ability to adapt his game.Buttler's 122-ball 110 comprised of just 12 boundaries and a solitary six. There was a whole lot of dexterously obtained singles and doubles. When he refused a single to bring the scores level during the first ball of the 49th over, it was not entirely due to the lack of trust in Jake Ball's batting skills. This was a supremely confident cricketer backing his adroitness under pressure.