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Buttler praises Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali after winning 2nd T20I

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England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler praised his team mates David Malan and Moeen Ali after the win in the 2nd T20I match on Sunday.

The home side defeated the Australian team in the 2nd match and also won the series by 2-0 at the Rose Bowl Ground. Chasing the target of 158 runs, Buttler smashed 77* off just 54 balls and also helped the side win the match for the second time consecutively.

The wicket-keeper batsman hailed David Malan for his knock in both the matches of the series. Malan hit 42 runs off 32 balls and also engaged in a 23-run partnership with Buttler.

“Best place to bat in T20s, wicket got a bit better and that was a manageable target. The guys bowled well up top and pegged them back. If we got through 2-3 opening overs and settled down, we got a partnership going with Dawid and that set us up. Every time Dawid’s got a chance he does brilliantly, and at the end Moeen said he was happy to take on the leg-spinner turning it into him,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Buttler as saying after the match.

“When someone hits those two boundaries it takes the pressure off. [Finish it yourself?] The game can change quickly, bit of a tricky surface so you want to take ownership and see your team over the line,” he added.

Earlier, Ashton Agar had praised the 29-year-old, terming him as England’s one of the best white-ball player at the current time.

“Buttler is an incredible player, he can hit all around the ground, he is difficult to bowl to, he finishes the games off, he is often there at the end taking England over the line, hats off to him, he is an incredible player. He is probably their best white-ball player currently,” Agar said in a virtual press conference.

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