Jos Butler does not fear pace

Jos Buttler is the T20 World Cup's second-highest run scorer after the Super 12s stage. He played two of its standout innings in the space of three days: 71 not out against Australia and 101 not out against Sri Lanka.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

Buttler has produced a number of breathtaking shots over the past two weeks: here's a look at one of them. An instance where he literally insulted Starc and his express pace.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

England vs Australia 5.3 overs: Mitchell Starc to Butler The power of this shot is evident in isolation, but its brilliance is only fully apparent in the context of the previous delivery.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

The first ball that Starc bowled to Buttler in his second over was a defensive one, hitting a good length at 89mph/143kph and angling it across the batter in the hope of a push into the covers,

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

but Buttler sat deep in his crease, cleared his front leg and swung it into the top tier with his back hip driving through.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

The follow-up is a touch straighter as Starc searches for a yorker, but he misses his length and finds the slot at 89mph/144kph.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

Buttler takes a step back into his crease, almost turning it into a good-length ball.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

He clears his front leg, allowing himself scope to hit the ball anywhere from backward point to midwicket.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

Mid-on is up, and Starc watches with a grimace as it flies over wide long-on.

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Jos Butler does not fear pace

The second six is measured at 95 metres, one metre further than the previous ball.

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