Jason Roy’s scintillating 101 runs helped England beat Netherlands by 8 wickets in the third ODI. With this win, England won the series 3-0. Apart from Jason Roy, Jos Buttler played an excellent innings of 86 runs in 64 balls in the match. In the match, the Netherlands team, batting first, scored a challenging score of 244 runs in 49.2 overs, in response to which England scored 248 for 2 wickets in just 30.1 overs.
This is the first ODI series between the two countries outside the Cricket World Cup. England won the first ODI by 232 runs and the second ODI by six wickets. Captain Scott Edwards was the top scorer in the Netherlands’ score of 244 runs, scoring 64 runs in 72 balls. Chasing the target, England lost the wickets of Phil Salt (49 runs) and David Malan within three balls. But Roy and Butler gave the team an easy victory with an unbroken partnership of 163 runs in 125 balls.
Buttler, who replaced the injured Eoin Morgan, hit seven fours and five sixes during his innings. Earlier, Max Odd (50) and Bass de Leede (56) also played half-centuries for the Netherlands.
England set a world record with 498 for four during their win in the first ODI last week. David Willey took four for 36 in 8.2 overs, including the final wicket of Paul Van Meeckeren. Netherlands team got out four balls before the allotted 50 overs.