England have netted their highest one-day international total in history as Jos Buttler’s stunning 47-ball century helped the side break the 2018 record.
Eoin Morgan’s side went 498-4 in 50 overs against a shocked Netherlands, surpassing the 481-6 they scored against Australia four years ago
Buttler’s hundred in Amstelveen was the second fastest in ODI history by an England player, with the 31-year-old failing to break the record he set in 2016 by just one ball.
He finished with 162 not from 70 balls and smashed 14 sixes and seven fours in a remarkable display of power.
Liam Livingstone managed the second-fastest ODI half-century, hitting the milestone with just 17 balls and finishing on 66, not from 22 balls.
The platform was created by a 222-run partnership between Phil Salt and Dawid Malan, both of whom were tons better than a run-a-ball.
Highest score in ODI cricket
- 498-4: England v Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2022
- 481-6: England v Australia, Trent Bridge, 2018
- 444-3: England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge, 2016
- 443-9: Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006
- 439-2: South Africa v West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015
- 438-9: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, 200
England’s white ball team plays three ODIs against the Netherlands while the Test team continues their three-match streak against New Zealand.
That means England’s one-day team are without star all-rounder Ben Stokes and in-form Joe Root, although their absence was unfelt in Amstelveen today.
The Netherlands won the toss and made a strong start after opting to bowl first and sacking England World Cup winner Jason Roy in the second over.
But Salt and Malan put on 222 over the next 27 overs as the Netherlands toiled in the sunshine and Salt’s first English century scored 82 balls.
Malan, who was the world’s top-ranked T20 player last year, anchored the innings with another flowing century, his third in international cricket.
On the other end, Buttler produced an all-time great inning and threatened to break his own record for England’s fastest century ever.
That was not to be, but the wicketkeeper-batter, who has been in brilliant form in the Indian Premier League recently, notched an unbeaten 162, England’s fourth-highest single point tally in ODI cricket.
England white-ball captain Morgan was sacked for a first-ball duck, but his sacking put Livingstone in the crease and another period of amazing hitting continued.
The Lancashire star smashed six sixes and six fours from the 22 balls he faced and finished unbeaten on 66 as England fell just two runs short of 500.
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