It says everything about the rise of Jonny Bairstow that first on Ed Smith's agenda when he sat down to pick England's Test squad to face Pakistan was making the most of his all-round ability.
The Australian cricket captain admitted he hadn't played anywhere near as well as he wanted to
Eoin Morgan's team looked dead and buried when they stumbled to 114 for eight before Buttler's heroics saw them home with one wicket to spare
Without Buttler, England would have had no chance at 114 for eight in pursuit of Australia's under-par 205 all out in the one-day international series finale at Old Trafford.
A first ever 5-0 ODI series defeat to England has laid bare just how much work Justin Langer has to do in the next 11 months to help the team recover from the self inflicted harm of the ball-tampering...
Defending a paltry 205, the tourists threaten to pull off an unexpected win with a gutsy bowling display as England struggled to reel in the target at Old Trafford.
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