Phil Salt: “It was a special day, for me and to be part of a world-record performance. I’ve been working on my basics, the offside has developed. More than anything it’s a mindset shift. You have to perform in this team and environment. Similar to England’s approach wants to be clinical and ruthless. Very simple how we go about our cricket under Morgy. [Keep wicket?] I want to play as many games as I can, whether as a batter or keeping as well. Every opportunity I get I have to take with both hands. World champions, you have to do something special to knock out a man in possession on this side. Amsterdam’s a cool place and we’ve got some great traveling support.”
The Mathew Mott era in England’s limited-overs cricket starts off with a series win. Not the most authoritative win today but England will take it. They were expected to romp home, especially in the manner Roy started off. His 139-run alliance at the top with Salt well and truly set them up for clinical performance. But the Dutch slow bowlers – read Dutt, Pringle, and Cooper – kept the batters under a leash when after Roy fell to create a wobble. However, 236 was never going to daunt the tourists, and Malan and Ali ensured that they cross the line. A memorable day for Roy in his 100th ODI – a quick half-century helping England to a win.
Post Match Presentation
“The guys have played really well. Great to see Brydon Carse come and hit the series with energy and pace. The top-order guys… Salt again shows what he is capable of and Roy in his 100th game doing well. The Netherlands batted first for a good reason, it slowed up a bit. Another 40 runs would have troubled us even though we bat deep. The strength and depth grow deeper and deeper. We produce batters that are ready to take the attack. Similarly, India has a number of batters they can turn to. Pieter’s contribution to the Dutch team has been outstanding and wish him well on behalf of the England team.”
“There are plenty of positives for us. We put on a good performance and the bowling was better. The opening partnership of England cost us and maybe we were 30 runs short. It was a missed opportunity to get to 260. Pringle has a good head on his shoulders and was brave with the ball. I don’t think we were far off the mark with the bat and a couple of wickets around the 35th over cost us. Have to figure out plans for the powerplay.”
Jason Roy, the player of the match:
“To receive my 100th cap is a huge honor, especially on this side. Extremely grateful for that. A slight stutter maybe, but they bowled well and fielded well, and managed to put pressure on us. Salt is a lovely fellow, great to bat with, and whacks it well. English cricket is in a very healthy state. There are great players willing to do anything.”
England vs Netherlands Highlights today, Sunday 19-6-2022. 2nd ODI, England tour of Netherlands from VRA Ground, Amstelveen.
Toss: Netherlands, elected to bat first.
England team: Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.
Netherlands team: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Teja Nidamanurut, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (capt, wk), Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Shane Snater, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma.
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Nitin Bathi, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Rizwan Akram
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Adriaan van den Dries
Match number – ODI no. 4414