Cape Town - England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is
eager to take his form with the bat into Saturday’s second ODI against South
Africa in Port Elizabeth.
Buttler smashed 105 from 76 balls in the first ODI in
Bloemfontein on Wednesday, helping England to a mammoth 399/9 in 50 overs and an eventual 39-run Duckworth-Lewis victory.
Remarkably Buttler's fourth ODI ton was also his slowest, as
he took 73 balls to reach the milestone, although that statistic says more
about the astonishing brevity of his previous three efforts.
“The longer that can continue the better obviously,”
Buttler, who admits he was raring to go after being a non-playing member of
England's Test party for the last six weeks, told the ECB’s official website.
“I haven't played a game for a while, and I've been on this
tour and training hard and I was really excited to get out there today.
“I love trying to score my runs as fast as I can and anytime
you score a hundred for England it's so special - what a feeling to do it in
the first game of the series and that should really set me up for the rest of
the series too.
“Start again in the next game but obviously with the
confidence coming off the back of this innings.”
The second ODI at St George’s Park is scheduled for 10:00 on