Jason Roy and Jos Buttler demolished the Netherlands on Wednesday when England, after an eight-wicket win with nearly 20 wins to spare in the third one-day international, sealed the series 3-0. Roy’s 101 not out was his 10th one-day international hundred in Amstelveen, with Buttler standing in for injured captain Eoin Morgan, an unbeaten 86th overall that never looked far enough against power-packed England. The 50-over world champions once again underlined the gap in quality between the two sides after piling up a world record total of 498-4 in the first ODI before winning by six wickets in the second game.
Roy and Phil Salt (49) scored sharply at the start of England’s response before Salt and David Malan were both sent off by Paul van Meekeren with the score at 85.
But Roy reached his hundred of 86 balls, with Buttler, who failed to hit 162 in the first game of the series, hammering five sixes into his dynamic display.
Earlier, David Willey was the bowlers’ choice with 4-36, while Brydon Carse took 2-49.
Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede and skipper Scott Edwards hit half a century for the Netherlands, but the wickets tumbled at regular intervals in the last 10 overs as the hosts did not build on their solid start.
“Another big win,” said Buttler, who was named man of the series.
“I thought we played really well with the ball to contain it, wickets at crucial times and again a brilliant battle display.
“I feel good. Do not be too twisted, just keep going and enjoy it when I play well.
“There will be a lot of cricket in a short time, which is very exciting.
“We have great depth in the team with more guys standing on this journey and pushing the competition in the team, that’s exactly what we want to see.”
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