Sunday, 19 June 2022 14:00

Wet grounds delay play in 2nd ODI between England and the Netherlands.

Staff Reporter.

The second one-day international between hosts the Netherlands and England was postponed Sunday after heavy overnight showers saw water next to the pitch at the VRA cricket ground outside Amsterdam.

Match referees inspected the grounds several times during the morning – paying particular attention to a wet spot close to the pitch – with another inspection expected at 1.00 pm (1100 GMT) before a call on the match is expected.

World champions England smashed the hosts in the first match on Friday for 498-4 – a world record for a one-day international game.

The Dutch are hoping to redeem some pride after a master batting display by Eoin Morgan's men included an unbeaten blitz of 162 not out by white-ball specialist Jos Buttler.

Buttler plundered his ton off just 47 balls – missing his own record for the fastest England century by just one ball – while Phil Salt and Dawid Malan also made three figures.

Liam Livingstone, batting at No 6, made the fastest half-century in England's ODI history off just 17 balls – the joint second-fastest of all-time.