Jos Buttler scored 248 runs in the ODI series against Netherlands.© Twitter
After claiming the three-match ODI series against Netherlands, England stand-in skipper Jos Buttler expressed excitement about having great depth in his squad. An unbeaten ton by Jason Roy and an unbeaten knock of 86 runs by Buttler helped England chase the target of 245 runs in just 30.1 overs and at a loss of only two wickets at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen. With this win, England white-washed the three-match ODI series with a lead of 3-0. “We’ve played very well. Brilliant with the ball, good batting as well. There’s a lot of cricket coming up which is very exciting, we have great depth in this squad, very excited,” said Buttler in a post-match presentation.
“Great debut for Payne, Brydon Carse looks exciting and Salt has also been impressive. Thank you to the Barmy Army for travelling to Amsterdam,” he added.
Chasing 245, England made a great start as they smashed 81 runs in just 9 overs, with Roy and Philip Salt playing great knocks. It was in the 10th over, when Logan van Meekeren sent the latter back to the dugout after scoring 49 runs. It was followed by Dawid Malan’s dismissal in the same over.
Facing two blows back-to-back, England brought Jos Buttler to the crease and along with Roy, the batter made a mockery 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 O’Dowd scored their respective half-centuries and helped Netherlands reach the score of 244 in the first innings. For England, David Willey scalped four wickets while Brydon Carse took 2 wickets.
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