Jos Buttler had to come out of the crease to hit that ball for a six.©Twitter
England vice-captain Jos Buttler is in the form of his life. After a dream season in the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals, the batsman-wicketkeeper marked his return to national colors by crushing an unbeaten 162 to help England post a world-record ODI score of 498/4 in the first match against the Netherlands, then in the following one. with an undefeated 86 in Game 3 to help his team sweep the series 3-0. In the 3rd ODI at Amstelveen on Wednesday, Buttler was in imperious contact again, hitting seven fours and five sixes in his 64-ball drive. Such was the form Buttler was in on Wednesday, that even when Dutch point guard Paul van Meekeren threw in a double-bounce delivery – with the second rebound off the court – it didn’t stop the 31-year-old to pursue it. and send the ball into the stands.
The incident happened in the 29th, when Buttler was at his most aggressive. Meekeren’s bounce attempt didn’t go to plan and the ball jumped off the pitch after the first rebound and landed out of bounds on the side of the leg. But Buttler was quick to reach for the ball and send it back.
Watch: Jos Buttler’s six from off the pitch against the Netherlands
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The ball was, of course, considered a no-ball for throwing twice before it reached the batter and Buttler delivered six more on the ensuing free throw.
Buttler’s onslaught, coupled with Jason Roy’s incredible 86 ball 101*, saw England chase the target for 245 runs in just 30.1 overs.
Earlier, David Willey’s four-wicket haul helped England beat the hosts for 244, even as Dutch skipper Scott Edwards scored his third consecutive half-century.
Buttler, who finished with 248 runs from all three ODIs, was named Player of the Series.