Buttler played a cut shot by scoring 8 runs on the third ball of Mitchell Santner’s second over, but due to the bounce of the ball and a lot of do, he could not keep it on the ground. Kane Williamson took a brilliant diving catch and appreciating the catch, Tim Southee gave Williamson a back-warming.
Jos Buttler started walking towards the pavilion as the umpires came together to discuss whether the catch was taken. Williamson gestured to the umpires, but eventually caught the catch.
Replays immediately showed that the ball had come out of Williamson’s hands and hit the turf before the Kiwi star hit the ball to his chest. Buttler walked back to the crease and Williamson offered a short apology which the English opener was seen waving with a smile.
“You don’t want to do that, he’ll pay you,” Kane Williamson said after the match. He played a great innings in the big match. I thought I’d pressed it into my chest, it was a little embarrassing in the end.
Fans watching the contest were not happy to claim Williamson’s catch, despite him apologising after replays that he didn’t catch up. Buttler was dismissed for 41 in the 12th over when the pull shot went straight to Daryl Mitchell. What should have been a fairly easy catch was dropped and hit the turf as the English captain survived once again.