England beat Netherlands by six wickets to win ODI series


England on Sunday defeated the Netherlands by six wickets to wrap up the three-match ODI series in Amstelveen. Batting first, the Netherlands made 235-7. But the visitors achieved the target by losing just four wickets and 4.5 overs to spare.

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England Skipper Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports, “I’m delighted. With the ball, Brydon Carse came into the game and hit the series with plenty of pace and with something we haven’t seen before.

“And with the bat again Phil Salt contributed for the second time doing what he does. Jason Roy did well in his 100th cap.

“I think the bowlers did well. The Netherlands batted first for an obvious reason, the pitch did slow down. We bat so deep nowadays that only another 40 or so runs would have worried us.

“I think the strength in depth grows deeper and deeper. We keep on producing batters who are aggressive and willing to take the game on. The skill within that is picking the right side that wins you the game.

“On behalf of the England cricket team we’d like to wish Pieter Seelaar a happy retirement.”

Netherlands captain Scott Edwards said on Sky Sports after the match, “”Maybe we were 30 runs short.

“I was feeling good out there. Today was a missed opportunity to really get that score up to 260.

“We could have been braver but we weren’t that far off to be fair, there were a couple of wickets in the middle overs that cost us. We need to improve on our powerplay. That’s where the game got away from us.”

England had won the first match by 232 runs after they created a world record by posting a mammoth total of 498 runs.

Scores in brief

Netherlands 236-7 (41 overs): Edwards 78, Willey 2-46, Rashid 2-50
England 239-4 (36 overs): Salt 77, Roy 73, Dutt 2-55
England won by six wickets