Jason Roy hits century as England crush the Netherlands to seal clean sweep


Netherlands vs England 3rd ODI: With the help of Jason Roy’s (101) century and Jos Buttler’s (86) brilliant half-century, England gave the Netherlands 119 balls to spare in the third and final ODI match played at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. Won by wicket. With this win, England have made a clean sweep of the ODI series 3-0 over the Netherlands. The Netherlands, batting first, scored 244 runs, which England achieved for the loss of only two wickets with 199 balls to spare.

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World champions England won the toss and elected to bowl and bundled out Netherlands for 244 runs. The Netherlands had added 203 runs for the loss of four wickets in 40 overs with the help of Max Odoud (50), Tom Cooper (33), Bass de Leed (56) and captain Scott Edward (64), but after that no batsman could open the innings. Couldn’t finish well. Hosts Netherlands lost their last six wickets within 41 runs and could only set a target of 245 runs for England to win.

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Jason Roy and Philippe Salt shared an 85-run partnership for the first wicket for England chasing the target of 245 runs from the Netherlands. Salt scored 49 runs in 30 balls with nine fours before being dismissed in the 10th over. No. 3 batsman David Malan was dismissed for zero. But Jos Buttler, captaining in the absence of injured Eoin Morgan, stitched a 163-run partnership with Roy to give England their third consecutive win. Roy hit 15 fours in his 86-ball century, while Buttler’s 86 off 64 balls hit seven fours and five sixes.

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