Jos Buttler offered a candid assessment of his own mistakes and his England team’s performance in their defeat to Ireland. The T20 captain was out for a duck, and admitted ‘getting out in the first over wasn’t ideal. Buttler’s overall verdict was that the team ‘weren’t consistent enough’ despite having ‘everything in [their] favour’ ahead of the game.
Ireland pulled off a five-run victory (DLS method) when rain fell at the MCG with England behind in their chase of a 158 target. Defeat puts added pressure on England before their next Super 12s game, against Australia on Friday.