After the third and final T20I between the two teams was called off at the Manuka Oval in Canberra due to continuous rain, England’s chances of sweeping Australia were crushed.
Australia was 30-3 from 3.5 overs with 12 overs remaining and needed 130 to win when rain forcibly removed the players for the third and final time. Jos Buttler, the captain of England, scored 65 runs in only 41 balls after Australia’s Aaron Finch ordered the visitors to bat. After receiving a warning from Mitchell Starc for leaving the non-end striker’s too soon, Buttler had a fascinating talk with the Australian pacer.
Starc was bowling to Dawid Malan in the fifth over of the game when he noticed Buttler vacate his crease just as he was about to deliver the ball. Starc cautioned the England captain to stop leaving his crease after noticing Buttler doing so or he will run him out. Buttler, on the other hand, denied Starc’s assertion and said that he remained in his crease. “I am not Deepti, but I won’t do it. Doesn’t mean you can leave early,” Starc said. To this, Buttler replied: “I don’t think I did.”
In a women’s ODI, India’s Deepti Sharma, an all-rounder, recently ran out England’s Charlie Dean at the non-end. striker’s Starc then made a clear jab at Deepti. As a matter of fact, Buttler has twice been run out at the non-end. Striker’s Following the abandonment of the last game, England won the series 2-0. The 2018 T20 World Cup will feature matches between England and Australia, who will square off in Melbourne on October 28.