England white-ball vice-captain Jos Buttler is in an impeccable form. The wicketkeeper-batter marked his return to national colours by smashing an unbeaten 162 to help England post a world record ODI score of 498/4 in the first match against Netherlands.
Then with an unbeaten 86 in the third game to help his team sweep the series 3-0. During the 3rd ODI in Amstelveen on Wednesday, Buttler was once again hitting seven fours and five sixes in his 64-ball knock.
Buttler was in such a good form on Wednesday, that even when Netherlands pacer Paul van Meekeren bowled a double-bouncing delivery with the second bounce outside the pitch it didn’t stop the 31-year-old from chasing it down and sending the ball into the stands.
It happened in the 29th over, when Buttler was at his aggressive best. Meekeren’s attempted bouncer didn’t go as per plan and the ball jumped off the pitch after the first bounce and landed outside the pitch down the leg side.
Buttler’s form and incredible 86-ball 101* saw England chase down the 245-run target in just 30.1 overs.
Buttler, who finished with 248 runs from the three ODIs, was named player of the series.