ENG beat NED: Roy and Butler storm in the third ODI, Netherlands did all the work before 129 balls

England thrashed hosts Netherlands by eight wickets in the third and final ODI of the series. After winning this match in Amstelveen, England easily made a clean sweep of the Netherlands 3-0.

Netherlands had given a target of 245

The Dutch team, batting first, set a target of 245 runs for England to win. However, the hosts got the first blow on the score of 16 runs when opener Vikramjit Singh became the victim of David Willey on a personal score of six runs. Despite this setback, the top order of the Netherlands, who entered the field with the tag of a small team, refused to kneel before the English bowlers. Vikramjit’s opening partner Max O’Dowd played an innings of 50 runs and shared a 72-run partnership with Tom Cooper. At the same time, Leed, who came out to bat at number four, scored 56 runs. Dutch captain Scott Edwards, who scored a fifty in the previous match, maintained his form in this match as well. Edwards, who came at number five, scored 64 runs with the help of just two fours. While three half-centuries came from the first five batsmen, the latter six batsmen added a total of 15 runs. Willie took the most four wickets for England.

England did all the work in 30.1 overs

The English batsmen picked up their form right from where they left off in the first match. English batsmen, who made a world record of 498 runs in the first match of the series, started beating the Netherlands bowlers from the very first ball. Opener Jason Roy scored 101 runs and was not out till the end. At the same time, last match centurion Phil Salt played an innings of 49 runs in 30 balls. Although David Malan could not even open the account, but his dismissal fulfilled the wish of the fans because after this the batsman who came to the crease was Jos Buttler. He started his attack as soon as he came to the crease and scored 86 runs in 64 balls with the help of seven fours and 5 sixes to give England victory with 119 balls to spare. Buttler, who scored 248 runs in two innings of the series at a strike rate of 185, was awarded the man of the series title.

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