Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Cricket

England coast to victory against The Netherlands in One Day Series but captain Eoin Morgan’s struggles continue

, England coast to victory against The Netherlands in One Day Series but captain Eoin Morgan’s struggles continue

JASON ROY joined England’s batting party but captain Eoin Morgan was out for his second duck in three days.

Roy’s typically aggressive innings of 73 from 60 balls helped sweep England to an easy victory by six wickets.

Jason Roy set England up for a comfortable win with 73 scored

Roy scored just one from seven balls in the record-breaking bonanza against Holland on Friday but he filled his boots in the second match of the series.

Playing his 100th one-day international, the Surrey opener struck three boundaries in the opening over of England’s pursuit of a modest target of 236 and pretty much helped himself to runs after that.

Morgan, out first ball in the middle of the run blitz two days’ earlier, departed for a seven-ball duck this time.

Morgan’s struggles with the bat are a concern for England with the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia looming in October and November.

Read More in Sport

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

£30 BONUS

US Open – golf free bets: Get £30 BONUS plus £10 casino credit with 888Sport

, England coast to victory against The Netherlands in One Day Series but captain Eoin Morgan’s struggles continue

GET YOUR GOSS

Real Madrid’s 2024 Haaland PLAN, Liverpool CONFIRM Ramsay signing

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He has looked out of form for several months now and there are plenty of batsman bashing on the selection door.

Morgan will not be dumped because he pretty much runs England’s white-ball teams – but it is not impossible that he could decide to stand down.

Roy and Phil Salt put on 139 for the first wicket and ensured England’s win was little more than a formality – despite Morgan’s failure.

This was nowhere near as spectacular as their surge to 498-4 on Friday but England were far too good for an outclassed opponent.

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS

England now have an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.

The matches have attracted big and enthusiastic crowds and given cricket some exposure on mainland Europe. But, as contests, they have been virtually pointless.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Roy eventually sliced to point and was caught by his cousin, Shane Snater, who bowled him on Friday.

Salt, who registered his maiden ODI century in the first match, again took advantage of Jonny Bairstow’s absence with 77 from 54 balls before being bowled.

After Morgan mis-hit to cover, left-arm spinner Tim Pringle collected his first one-day international wicket a beauty turned past Liam Livingstone’s defensive shot and bowled him.

England lost three wickets for nine runs but Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali saw them over the line with 29 balls to spare.

Roy said: “To receive my 100th cap is a huge honour especially to be playing with this team. And it was nice to get a few runs.

“Phil Salt is great to bat with, keeps it simple and whacks the ball very hard. It’s always fun to bat with people like that.”

A wet outfield caused by overnight rain delayed the start and reduced the match to 41 overs-a-side.

The Dutch, perhaps fearing another battering from England’s batsmen, chose to bat first themselves. But their innings never got going.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Read More in Sport

, England coast to victory against The Netherlands in One Day Series but captain Eoin Morgan’s struggles continue

ORANJE-BOOM!

England break their own ODI world record after smashing 498 against Holland

, England coast to victory against The Netherlands in One Day Series but captain Eoin Morgan’s struggles continue

FACING THE USYK

Joshua vs Usyk 2 date and location CONFIRMED as Brit seeks revenge

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Captain Shaun Edwards made his second successive half-century before being run out for 78 from 73 deliveries by David Willey’s direct hit running in from deep mid-wicket as the batsmen attempted a second.

There were two wickets each for Willey and Adil Rashid but England’s bowlers were not put under any pressure.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Boxing

BOXING fans believe the fight between Daniel Dubois and Kevin Lerena is fixed after it ended 12 seconds early. That is after Dubois, who...

Boxing

PARIS FURY reckons hubby Tyson will never share the ring with rival Anthony Joshua. A shock December dust-up was seemingly on the cards when...

Boxing

TYSON FURY admits the thrill of the crowd has made it difficult to hang up his gloves. The dominant WBC heavyweight champion has flirted...

Boxing

TYSON Fury chewed the fat with beaten Derek Chisora — and revealed he is scared of spiders. The world heavyweight champion had a burger...

Premier League

REAL MADRID are reportedly set to cut ties with Eden Hazard after his poor performances in the World Cup with Belgium. The former Chelsea...

Premier League

DEJAN LOVREN has hilariously trolled his former team-mate Daniel Sturridge for his recent Kylian Mbappe song. The former England striker stunned fans on television...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement