England dominates the first match of the ODI series against the Netherlands. England lost the toss and elected to bat, scoring 498 for four in the allotted 50 overs. Three batsmen are scored a century for England in a match. England broke their own record of 481 runs.
Philip Salt (122 off 93 balls), David Malan (125 off 109 balls), Jose Butler (162 off 70 balls) and Liam Livingston (66 off 22 balls) were the main contributors to England’s victory. England lost the magic number of 500 by just 2 runs.
The hilarious moment happened in the ninth over of the match. England batsman David Malan hit a monster six off left-arm spinner Peter Seeler. The ball went into the bushes near the stadium as it was a big shot. The Netherlands team and cameramen began searching for the ball that went into the bushes. Moments later, the incident went viral on social media.
Drama in Amstelveen as the ball ends up in the trees 🔍 pic.twitter.com/MM7stEMHEJ
— Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) June 17, 2022
People searching for the ball hit by Jos Buttler 😅😅😁 pic.twitter.com/dvCKNvybbQ
— Ollie Acharya (@OllieAcharya) June 17, 2022
England won the first ODI by 232 runs against the Netherlands. Batting first, England scored 498 while the Netherlands scored only 266. The Netherlands were all out with two balls to spare.
Max ODowd (55) and Scott Edwards (72 *) scored half-centuries to take the Netherlands to 266. Moin Ali took three wickets for England, while David Willey, Reece Topley and Sam Curran took two wickets each.