England take on the Netherlands in the third and final ODI on June 22, Wednesday eyeing to clean sweep them. The visitors are already leading the series 2-0 after winning the first two games. The third ODI holds different meanings for the two teams. While England are looking to finish on a high, the Netherlands are looking to pull one back.
England won the second ODI by chasing 236 runs in just over 36 overs. Jason Roy scored 70 at the top along with Phil Salt scoring 77. Moeen Ali scored 40 off 42 balls to take his side home.
Eoin Morgan has scored ducks in both the games. Amid the other batters getting runs, Morgan’s woeful form has been a subject of debate. However, the management will ideally stick to the same XI that has done a tremendous job in the first two games.
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Roy has scored 73 in the second ODI after bagging a low score in the first game. He would ideally like to end this tour with a century to his name.
Following their ruthless showing against the Netherlands on Saturday, former England captain Nasser Hussain believes the English limited-overs team will continue to prosper and smash records at will. Hussain believes England will surpass the 500-run barrier in one-day cricket sooner or later.
England scored 498 in the first ODI against the Netherlands, breaking their own record of 481 for the highest total in men’s cricket. Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, and JosButtler each contributed tonnes to the current world champions’ record-breaking total, which included a 70-ball 162 from Buttler.
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Hussain said in his Daily Mail column that England’s achievement of over 500 runs despite the absence of Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, and Joe Root is remarkable. England will continue to reach new heights in one-day cricket, according to the 54-year-old, and a total of 500 is not far away.
Nasser Hussain wrote:
“England can be without people such as Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, and Joe Root and can still just smash their way past their own world 50-over record total. The hitting potential is extraordinary.”
“The white-ball revolution did not end with the 2019 World Cup. They will carry on pushing the boundaries. A total beyond 500 either in the last two games in Amsterdam or later in the summer? Why not. England will not hold back, that’s for certain. There is no stopping them.”
Buttler, the show-stopper, hit 14 sixes in his 70-ball innings and contributed 184 and 91 runs with Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone, respectively. To take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the hosts bowled out the Netherlands for 266 runs.
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The cricketer-turned-commentator feels that the IPL experience has uncovered a more dangerous version of Buttler. Hussain believed that his bottom-hand play and bat speed were exceptional, rendering the bowlers useless.
Nasser Hussain added:
Jos Buttler was a freak anyway but add the IPL experience he has now and the fantastic campaign he has just enjoyed with Rajasthan and you are seeing a special talent in the form and belief of his life.”
“A couple of Buttler’s sixes on Friday were hit off balls that just missed the yorker length but his bottom hand comes through at the last second and enables him to get underneath the ball and just hit it out of the ground.
The bat speed, with the bottom hand coming through, is incredible and when he is batting like that he is impossible to bowl to.”
The second One-Day International (ODI) will start on June 19 at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, with England aiming to complete the series.
Eoin Morgan, the English captain, praised Jos Buttler, saying that he is in a world of his own at the present and there is no better player in the limited-overs style of the league than him.
Buttler, the English wicketkeeper-batsman, was on his own in the first ODI of the three-match series against the Netherlands on Friday. In the 50-over style of the game, the 31-year-old smashed the second-fastest 150 runs and stayed unbeaten on 162 runs just from 70 balls. He hit 7 fours and 14 sixes during his time at the crease.
Nothing went well for the hosts after Dutch captain Pieter Seelaar won the toss and encouraged the English team to bat first. The World Cup winners initially scored 498 runs for the cost of four wickets before dismissing the home team for 266 runs to win by 232 runs.
Three hitters — Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, and Jos Buttler – each scored century in the match to help the visitors reach a mammoth total. By scoring the highest total in a 50-over game, the English side set a new world record.
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Eoin Morgan, England’s captain, lavished praise on the 31-year-old, saying that he is in a league of his own at the present and that there is no better player in the limited-overs style of the game than him.
“The last several days have been fantastic. It is great to be a part of this group. It is incredible to post a big score like that and then have Jos come in at the end and be in his universe – it is probably why he is the best white-ball player in the world.”
“It is fantastic when the lads come in and play with the ethos that we have been using for the past six years. We have not played much 50-over cricket recently, and it is crucial that we do so before the World Cup in India next year “Morgan remarked.
The right-handed batsman, who was in fine form with the bat during the Indian Premier League’s 2022 season, resumed where he left off in India, scoring the second-fastest 150 by any cricketer to go undefeated on 162 from 70 balls.