Jos Buttler, England’s stand-in skipper, expressed delight at the depth of his squad after he won the three-match ODI series with Netherlands.
England reached 245 runs with an unbeaten ton from Jason Roy and an unbeaten knock by Buttler of 86 runs. This was at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. It took only 30.1 overs and a loss of two wickets. England led the three-match series in ODIs with a win of this magnitude.
“We have played very well. Brilliant with the ball, excellent batting. “There’s a lot more cricket coming up, which is very exciting. We have great depth in our squad, very excited,” Buttler said in a post-match presentation.
“Great debut by Payne. Brydon Carse looks interesting and Salt has also proven to be an impressive performer. He also thanked the Barmy Army for their trip to Amsterdam.
England, who were chasing 245, got off to a strong start. They scored 81 runs in 9 overs with Roy Salt and Philip Salt playing outstanding knocks. Logan van Meekeren sent the batsman back to the dugout with 49 runs scored in the 10th. The dismissal of Dawid Malan followed in the next over.
England faced two back-to-back blows and brought Jos Buttler and Roy to the crease. The batter made a mockery out of the Netherlands’ bowling line up.
Roy smashed 101* runs in 86 balls while Buttler scored 86* off 64 balls to chase down the huge-looking target of 245 runs in a mere 30.1 overs and claimed victory by 8 wickets and also clinched the three-match ODI series.
Earlier, Scott Edwards (Bas de Leede) and Max ODowd each scored their half-centuries. They helped Netherlands to score 244 runs in the first innings. David Willey, England’s captain, took four wickets and Brydon Carrse three.