Jos Buttler delighted with innings but disappointed by Lord's loss
Man-of-the-match Jos Buttler was delighted with his performance in scoring the fastest ODI hundred at Lord's.
Last Updated: 01/06/14 9:10am
Buttler hit a magnificent 121 - his ton coming off just 61 balls - and also shared a stand of 133 with Ravi Bopara for the sixth wicket to give England real hope of chasing down Sri Lanka's 300-9.
But, needing 12 off the final over bowled by Lasith Malinga, they fell short by just seven runs, with Buttler being run out off the third last ball.
"That's definitely the best I've ever played," he said on Sky Sports 2.
"Obviously it's brilliant to play that well, but just disappointing to not get over line.
"Me and Ravi just had some fun. We knew we were miles behind and that gave us the licence to play how we wanted. As that partnership built, we thought we had the game.
"Then unfortunately we lost Ravi, and when someone likes Malinga comes back at the end it's always hard."
The 23-year-old played down talk over his ton boosting his Test chances, though.
"It's a different format, so... maybe, maybe not," he said. "It's just about trying to do the best you can do every day. I've got so many areas I can improve."
On whether England could have done anything more to restrict Sri Lanka, he added: "I think it showed, when someone gets a partnership together, how hard is it to stop them scoring. When Sangakkara and Dilshan got going, it was so hard to tie them down.
"There's always areas you can improve. I'm sure we'll try to put those right for Edgbaston."