NED vs ENG, 1st ODI, England registered the highest score of 498/4 against the Netherlands on Friday at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen.
Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan. Courtesy: Reuters
- England broke their own record of the highest score
- Buttler, Malan and Salt scored centuries
- England made the record in the final over of their innings
England, on Friday, June 17, registered the highest ever score in the history of ODI cricket. The Three Lions racked up a colossal score of 498/4 in 50 overs against Pieter Seelaar’s Netherlands at the VRA Stadium in Amstelveen.
England broke their own record in men’s cricket that they previously created when they scored 481 against Tim Paine’s Australia back in June 2018 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Brits also made the highest ODI score, combining men’s and women’s cricket.
Back in 2018, New Zealand Women scored 491 against Ireland Women. England also broke the record for the highest-ever List A score. Back in April 2007, Surrey made 496/4 against Gloucestershire at the Kennington Oval in London.
After being put into bat first, the Brits didn’t get off to the best of starts as fast bowler Shane Snater dismissed opening batter Jason Roy in the second over. Thereafter, Phil Salt and Dawid Malan took charge and put their team in a position of absolute command.
Both Salt and Malan went on to score centuries before getting out. After they perished, Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone took charge and carted the Dutch bowling attack to the cleaners.
Buttler went on to stay unbeaten on 162 runs off a mere 70 balls with the help of seven fours and as many as 14 sixes. He also became the second-fastest after South Africa’s AB de Villiers to score 150.
Even as de Villiers got to the milestone off 64 balls, Buttler reached the 150-run mark off 64 balls. Livingstone, on the other end, didn’t die wondering and scored 66 runs off 22 balls with six fours and as many sixes.
The Netherlands’ bowlers were absolutely clueless as the England batters carted them all around the park with the utmost ease.