A Dawid Malan six off the bowling off Pieter Seelaar sailed into the bushes at Amstelveen cricket ground, prompting the Netherlands’ fielders to wade through the shrubbery in search of the lost ball.
Malan, en route to his maiden ODI century in his seventh match, launched the left-arm spinner Seelaar back over the bowlers’ head and into the nearby greenery.
The ball, seemingly well and truly lost, took multiple people wading through the undergrowth to be able to find it.
The search party also included numerous broadcasters and journalists, as the ball had flown over the nearby media tent.
The score was 50-1 after eight overs at the time, as England recovered from having lost Jason Roy for one in just the second over of the match.
Malan, batting at three, shared a partnership of over 200 with Phil Salt as England hammered the Dutch bowlers around the ground and took advantage of the excellent batting conditions.
The fixture is the first of a three-match ODI series between the Netherlands and England and is the first series that the visiting side are playing under new white-ball coach Matthew Mott.
Watch Netherlands players search for the lost here:
Drama in Amstelveen as the ball ends up in the trees 🔍 pic.twitter.com/MM7stEMHEJ
— Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) June 17, 2022