England on Friday beat their own previous world record to post a massive total of 498-4 in 50 overs against the Netherlands. By doing so, England beat their own previous record of 481 in a One Day International against Australia. England eventually won the match a huge margin of 232 runs.
Batting first, England made 498-4 in 50 overs with Jos Buttler leading the charge. Buttler made a 47-ball century, which is the second-fastest in England ODI history. Buttler missed his own record by one ball. He remained not out at 162 from 70 balls with his knock including 14 sixes and seven fours.
Dawid Malan made 125 from 109 balls, while Phil Salt scored 122 from 93 balls. Liam Livingstone remained unbeaten at 66 from 22 balls.
England also created a new record by hitting 26 sixes in the match.
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This was the first of the three-match series between the two sides.
Interestingly, the previous two highest ODI totals are also held by England. England had scored 481-6 against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018, improving their previous highest total of 444-3 against Pakistan, scored at Trent Bridge in 2016.
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Buttler was the top scorer in this year’s IPL with 863 runs from 17 matches.
Scores In Brief:
First One Day International, Amstelveen
England 498-4: Buttler 162 not out, Malan 125, Salt 122
Netherlands 266: Edwards 72 not out, Moeen Ali 3-57, Willey 2-42
England won by 232 runs