Jos Buttler shows no mercy as he hits ruthless six after being teed up by loose wide ball as England seal 3-0 win over Netherlands in One-Day series

Even if you try and bowl the ball off the wicket to avoid Jos Buttler, he’ll still chase it down and hit you for six.

The England batsman was not willing to miss out on any opportunities to score in the third One-Day International against the Netherlands.

Paul van Meekeren let go of the ball far too late

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Paul van Meekeren let go of the ball far too late

And Buttler emphatically took full advantage

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And Buttler emphatically took full advantage

At least the Dutch crowd could see the funny side

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At least the Dutch crowd could see the funny side

With England closing in on the Netherland’s total of 244, Paul van Meekeren stepped up in the 29th over, having taken the only two wickets of the innings.

As he bowled, the ball got stuck in his hand and came out extremely late, slamming the ball into the ground. The ball then bounced twice off the wicket.

Buttler, who was on a rampage and went on to hit 86 runs in 64 balls, chased after the loose ball, got his bat under it and sent it sailing over the boundary for six runs, much to the amusement and disbelief of the crowd.

England went on to win the game by eight wickets, chasing the score down in the 31st over thanks largely to a terrific unbeaten century from opening batsman, Jason Roy.

It has been a great series for England, who ran out 3-0 winners in the three-match series.

They hit the highest ODI score ever in the first match, with a huge score of 498/4, while three different batsmen hit centuries.


One man, however, who has not enjoyed a particularly successful series is England captain, Eoin Morgan, who failed to score a single run in the three games, although he did miss the third through injury.

This poor form has brought Morgan’s place as captain under increasing pressure, but former England fast bowler and two-time Ashes winner, Steve Harrisonis backing the batsman to stay in the team.

“I still think Eoin Morgan is valuable in this group even if he’s not scoring runs,” Harmison told talkSPORT, “because his ability to manage the game is ridiculous and for me, at this moment in time, I would stick with him.

“He has done this in the past, he’s batted right handed [in reference to the fact that Morgan is a left-handed batsman] for the best part of 18 months and a big tournament comes along and he smashes it.”

Morgan has had a tough time with the bat of late

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Morgan has had a tough time with the bat of late

England’s white-ball team will return in July against India, while the Test side are back tomorrow morning in the third test against New Zealand, currently leading 2-0 in the series.

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