1st ODI: England breaks a world record to crush the Netherlands | Cricket News



England broke his own world record for the highest team total in One Day International (ODI) history after beating 498-4 in 50 overs against a hapless Netherlands team to win a one-sided contest by 232 points in Amstelveen on Friday.
Jos Butler, Dawid Malan and Phil Salt piled up for centuries while Liam Livingstone went on to bat in 45th place and scored England’s fifty fastest ODI as they eclipsed their previous record of 481 against Australia in 2018.

Malan (125) and Salt (122) laid the foundation for England’s record scoring partnership of 222 runs before Buttler (162 from 70 balls) came in and accelerated the scoring in what was a brutal attack on Dutch bowlers.
Buttler, who was the Indian Premier League (IPL) top scorer this season with 863 points, continued where he left off, breaking seven fours and clearing the ropes 14 times after being released twice by a bad Dutch line-up at the start of his innings.
“I really feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. The IPL couldn’t have been much better for me, so I felt good coming here,” Buttler said after being named the l man of the match.

“It was a very good wicket, we got off to a good start and it gave me the license to really attack.”
Buttler raised his century in just 47 balls, the second fastest in England history and one ball shy of his own record.
Needing to score at a 10-par-plus to win, the Dutch side barely managed to score at half the required run rate before being knocked out for 266, with Moeen Ali collecting three wickets.
“Going out Jason Roy (in moto two) was a great moment,” Dutch skipper Pieter Seelaar said. “But dropping those catches… (you) can’t drop the best batsman in the world twice in an over. In that, we let ourselves down.”

As England continued to dish out sixes, some of which landed in the trees and bushes that bordered the ground, there was even a moment when the Dutch players had to help the ground staff search for the ball.
Livingstone, who reached his 50s in 17 balls, finished unbeaten on 66 from just 22 deliveries.
England now have the three highest scores in ODI history, having also scored 444 against Pakistan in 2016.
“It’s a great learning experience, it will make us better cricketers in the future,” Seelaar added. “The bullying was there, the Barmy Army was loud, we have to pull ourselves together and come back on Sunday.”
England’s second team will play two more ODIs against the Netherlands on Sunday and Wednesday.


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