NED vs ENG 2nd ODI: England have continued its stellar form in the ongoing three-match ODI series against the Netherlands by winning the second ODI & taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Jason Roy & Phillip’s collective efforts helped England to ease past the 236 runs target with five overs to spare. Salt hit 77 off 54 balls while Roy amassed 60 ball- 73 runs to help England with the second ODI with five balls to spare. The win meant that England are now 2-0 in the three-match ODI series.
Chasing a target of 236, England never looked in trouble as they were all blazing guns right from the word go. Jason Roy & Phillip Salt provided an ideal start to England’s innings by stitching a 139-run opening stand off just 102 balls. England went with a new opening stand by promoting Salt & Roy at the top order & the duo didn’t let the management down as they went hammer & tongs in the chase.
However, soon their opening stand was broken by Aryan Dutt who dismissed Roy for 73 runs followed by Phillip Salt. Eoin Morgan once again failed to deliver with the bat as he got dismissed for a duck. This was the second time when he was dismissed for a duck in the series. Livingstone too couldn’t get going with the bat & got dismissed early in the chase.
There was a mini-collapse for England as wickets kept falling like the tripping of cards. However, then came Moeen Ali on the crease who provided hopes to England by smashing 40-ball 42 to complete the run chase with five overs to spare.
Earlier, opting to bat first in the NED vs ENG 2nd ODI, the Netherlands got off to a disastrous start as they lost the crucial wickets of Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, and Tim Cooper within 10 overs, reducing the Netherlands to 36-3. The home brew Dutch side needed a strong stand to get them going & Bas de Leede & Scott Edwards did the same. The duo stitched a 61-run stand to steady Netherlands innings. After Leede’s dismissal, Edwards went ahead to stitch another crucial stand with Teja Nidamanuru. The duo stitched a powering 73-run partnership off 63 balls guiding the Netherlands to 235-7. Edwards played a captain knock of 78 runs off 73 balls to help the Dutch side post a defendable total on board. However one of the best white-ball teams in World Cricket, England chased the target comfortably to clinch the series.