Scott Edwards, Netherlands skipper, expressed his happiness despite the eight-wicket defeat against England at the third ODI.
England’s chase for 245 runs was made possible by a unbeaten ton by Jason Roy, and an unbeaten knock from Buttler of 86 runs. The match took place at the VRA cricket Ground, Amstelveen. England won the ton with 30.1 overs. They lost only two wickets. England led the three-match series in ODIs with a win of this magnitude.
“Some great lessons for the boys. I was happy with my form today, although it was difficult wicket for England. We were looking to score around 280, but England took the wickets at the end. Edwards gave a post-match presentation.
England scored 245 runs to start the game. They scored 81 runs after just nine overs. Roy Salt and Philip Salt played great knocks. Logan van Meekeren sent the former back into 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 to bat. The batter, along with Roy 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 and Bas de Leede scored their respective half-centuries. This helped the Netherlands score 244 in the opening innings. David Willey, for England, took four wickets and Brydon Carse two.