“It’s A Great Benchmark,” says Jason Roy of England ODI series win over the Netherlands. Jason Roy hit an unbeaten century to help England win the third ODI and sweep the series 3-0.
England opener Jason Roy said the three-match ODI series victory over the Netherlands was a “great benchmark,” but his team should be ready for the upcoming Test match against India. An unbeaten century by Jason Roy and an unbeaten 86-run knock by Buttler helped England chase down a target of 245 runs in 30.1 overs and with only two wickets lost at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. England now leads the three-match One-Day International series 3-0.
On July 1, England will play the fifth and final Test against India. This test had previously been postponed due to COVID-19 in 2021.
“Very happy to finish on a high note and send off the traveling fans in style. We take pride in playing well, and our bowlers have been outstanding. It’s an excellent benchmark, but we have important tests coming up in the summer “in a post-match presentation, said Jason Roy
“Every new player appeared to have played 50 games because they were enjoying the atmosphere. The future looks promising. We should make a point of visiting the Netherlands on a regular basis “He continued.
Chasing 245, England got off to a fast start, scoring 81 runs in just 9 overs, with great knocks from Roy and Philip Salt. Logan van Meekeren sent the latter back to the dugout after scoring 49 runs in the tenth over. It was followed by the dismissal of Dawid Malan in the same over.
Faced with two consecutive blows, England brought Jos Buttler to the crease, and the batter, along with Roy, made a mockery of the Netherlands bowling line-up.
Roy smashed 101* runs in 86 balls, while Buttler scored 86* off 64 balls, as England chased down a huge-looking target of 245 runs in 30.1 overs, winning by 8 wickets and clinching the three-match ODI series.
Earlier, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, and Max O’Dowd each scored half-centuries to help the Netherlands reach 244 in the first innings. David Willey took four wickets for England, while Brydon Carse took two.