NED vs ENG: Jason Roy, Jos Butler help England secure series victory over Netherlands in third ODI

Jason Roy scored 101 runs, while Jos Butler smashed 86 runs to help England win against the Netherlands

By Web Desk
June 22, 2022
Jos Butler (L) and Jason Roy (R) — ICC

AMSTELVEEN: Jason Roy's 101 off 86 balls and stand-in skipper Jos Buttler's 86 off 64 helped England defeat the Netherlands in a comprehensive eight-wicket victory and secure a clean sweep in the three-match ODI series at the VRA Cricket Ground.

Opting to bowl first, the Dutch were bowled out for 244 runs by the strong bowling line-up of the visitors. Scott Edwards (64) top-scored for the hosts the most (64) 72 as Buttler filled in for the ailing captain Eoin Morgan, who had a groin issue.

England chased the score in 30.1 overs, thanks to unbeaten innings from Buttler and Roy.

Buttler has led England in ODIs nine times; his record is six wins and three losses.

Roys's opening partner Phil Salt scored 49 runs, while Dawid Malan was sent back to the pavilion for a duck by Paul van Meekeren.

Earlier, half-centuries from Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, and Edwards had helped the home side post 244 runs on the scoreboard.

Tom Cooper also scored 33 runs in 37 balls before getting out to Brydon Carse.

David Willey put on a show for the visitors as he claimed four wickets and gave away 36 runs.

The win awarded England 10 points in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and saw them overtake Bangladesh into the first spot in the league.