Jason Roy toasted his 100th one-night cap by scoring 73 of 60 goals as England fended off the Netherlands’ kick back to take a landslide 2-0 series lead.
oy was one of the few English batters to miss his world record 498 in the four 48 hours prior, but in a competition reduced to 41 overs per side, he peaked his form, speeding up their 236 chase.
Five of his first nine balls were sent for four, and although he failed to mark his landmark performance for a century, his acceleration from the start proved decisive in a six-wicket victory.
Phil Salt continued his century in the first leg of Friday’s series, scoring 77 of 54, although captain Eoin Morgan scored a second straight try as England survived a mid-inning wobble and the Dutch showed remarkable resilience after suffering their heaviest ODI defeat yet. on Friday.
It was ultimately for naught as David Malan and Moin Ali scored the remaining 59 runs needed to help England beat the opposition’s 235 in seven with 29 spares on a sunny evening in Amstelveen, where kick-off was delayed nearly three hours from -for the wet outfield.
David Wyllie and Adil Rashid collected two wickets each, while Brydon Kars showed impressive pace at his wicket in 36 after Netherlands captain Scott Edwards, who replaced Peter Silaar, whose back injury forced him to announce his international retirement in game time, decided the bat.
That decision may have been influenced by England’s sensational serve on Friday, and although Roy was sacked in just one inning at the time, he excelled here.
As was the custom throughout his time with England, Roy started with a big aim, and three hits on the cover in the opening outscored the infield.
Salt was initially content to concede to his senior opening partner, but got into the rhythm by managing slow leftman Tim Pringle, son of former New Zealand sailor Chris, who was introduced on the fifth over in an attempt to thwart England. check.
Roy went to fifty in the 12th over and looked to beat Aryan Dutt by kicking him in the leg for six and then in the next over by taking four fours in the first five balls. The latter had just crossed the middle before he sliced the next delivery to a short third man, clearly furious with himself as he plodded away.
The breakthrough ended a starting partnership of 139 runs in 17 overs, leaving Salt as a solid hand. However, he went down the lane to Dutt and misjudged the length, hitting the ball between the bat and the pad.
Morgan’s skinny trot continued when a hack was caught in reverse and Liam Livingston came and went as Pringle took his first international scalp and England lost three wickets in 19 deliveries.
Malan came in at 19 pounds after hitting a rear leg only to reverse the decision for a second consecutive match, but despite a few nerve-wracking moments, Roy’s early onslaught meant England had time in their hands.
Malan (36 no-out) eased the pressure a bit as Tej Nidamanuru was dragged down, pummeling him for a midwicket, while Moin (42 no-out) took three fours out of four balls from Tom Cooper before finishing the procedure with 36.1 an over with a throw for four from Shane. Snather.
Previously, an initially sluggish outfield meant the Dutch rookies had a hard time scoring a goal and they both died due to cross kicks, Vikramjit Singh was surprised by Willie’s short pass and mishandled the serve while Malan jumped in to catch the ball on a square foot after Max O’Dowd. hit Rashid hard.
Kars hit 90 mph with Cooper to his credit, who was trapped in the corner and wisely chose against review despite the hosts slipping to 36 for three. Edwards, however, questioned the bantamweight verdict after beating Rashid with a broken leg and was acquitted as the ball would not have hit the stump.
While Bas de Lide (34) became the second Dutch batter in the series to smash the window glass of the press box after lifting Rashid for six, it was Edwards who sealed the pitch.
He was initially worried about Kars’ speed, but milked off Moin’s off-spin before gradually gaining confidence, hitting Livingston over a cow corner and Kars high overhead as he reached his second fifty in the series in style.
A daring six-man reverse ramp from Willie was the highlight, but the southpaw retaliated with a rebound and a midwicket shot that hit the stumps and left the Australian-raised Tongan-born Edwards. ground despite a desperate dive as he went for 78 of 73 balls.