NZ vs Netherlands, ODI series: In the 3rd ODI, New Zealand vs Netherland played in Hamilton, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. After winning the toss and electing to bowl first lost one of the openers for just 2 runs. But that was the only thing which went in favour of the visitors.
New Zealand had a watchful start as they only made 31 runs in powerplay but after that, they accelerated quickly. The hard-hitting opener Martin Guptill struck 102 with the help of 11 fours and 3 maximum. Whereas his partner the player of the series Will Young scored 120 runs in just 103 balls and took the opposition apart.
By the combined efforts of the kiwi New Zealand scored a mammoth total of 333 in 50 overs. Netherland bowlers were clueless against the brilliant partnership of Martin and Will Young. In the second innings, Netherland got torn apart by the kiwi bowlers as they lost wickets at regular intervals and only Stephan Myburgh was able to make a 50+ score scoring 62 runs. The pick of the bowlers was right-arm pacer Matt Henry who took 4 wickets with an economy of just 4.8 runs per over.
But the talk of the town was the last International match of veteran batter Ross Taylor. Although the legend of the game was unable to make a mark with the bat in this match by only scoring 14 runs the veteran has had a successful career scoring more than 8602 runs at an average of 47.25 in ODI internationals. Ross also got a guard of honour from the Netherland team as a sign of respect.
After losing the series by 3-0 Netherland would hope to play more series with the best in the business and would learn from their mistakes. Whereas New Zealand would be the happier side as they won the series without their first eleven. Will Young the highest scorer of the match was awarded man of the match for his brilliant century and would hope that he gets a chance to play when the senior player becomes available.
NZ vs Netherlands, 3rd ODI Brief Scores: New Zealand 333 for 8 (Young 120, Guptill 106, Floyd 2-41) beat Netherlands 218 all out (Myburgh 64, Henry 4-36, D Bracewell 2-23) by 115 runs