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England openers Jason Roy and Phil Salt hit fifties in ODI series-clinching win over Netherlands | Cricket News


Jason Roy (73 off 60 balls) marked his 100th ODI with a half-century as England beat Netherlands by six wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series; Phil Salt (77 off 54) shared an opening stand of 139 with Roy as the tourists comfortably chased down 236

Last Updated: 19/06/22 6:52pm

Jason Roy and Phil Salt put on 139 for the first wicket to set England on their way to victory

England sealed a series victory over the Netherlands as they cruised to a six-wicket win in the second one-day international at Amstelveen.

In a match reduced to 41 overs per side following heavy overnight rain, the home side were restricted to 235-7 despite stand-in captain Scott Edwards (78 off 73 balls) scoring his second half-century of the series.

Following England’s world-record 498 at the same venue on Friday, it never seemed likely to challenge them and despite a brief mid-innings wobble from the tourists, the victory was secured with 29 balls to spare.

  • Netherlands 235-7 – Edwards (78 off 73), Willey (2-46), Rashid (2-50)
  • England 239-4 – Salt (77 off 54), Roy (73 off 60), Ali (42no off 40); Dutt (2-55)

Half-centuries from Jason Roy (73 off 60) – in his 100th ODI – and Phil Salt (77 off 54) in an opening stand of 139 broke the back of the chase and after they fell, it was left to Dawid Malan (36no off 50) and Moeen Ali (42no off 40) to finish the job.

England will now aim to complete a 3-0 series sweep at the same ground on Wednesday.

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