Reigning ODI World Champions England continue to set new records in the 50 overs game as they broke their own record for the highest score ever registered in an ODI innings. They achieved the feat in England’s first ODI against the Netherlands in Amstelveen where they posted 498/4. The match also saw the Three Lions register three individual hundreds for the first time in a One-day fixture as each of Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler scored hundreds after Jason Roy departed for 1.
Other than the three centurions, Liam Livingstone also played a superb innings bringing up the fastest half-century for an England batter, also scoring 32 runs in a single over in the 46th over of the English innings. Philippe Boissevain was on the receiving end of Livingstone’s masterful stroke-making as he conceded 4, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6 in his six deliveries to finish with forgettable figures of none for 108.
Eventually, Livingstone finished with an unbeaten 66 off 22 deliveries. Other than Livingstone, Buttler too was on top of his game and at his aggressive best as he scored his second-fastest hundred off 47 balls. The wicketkeeper-batter also remained unbeaten on 162 which he accumulated off just 70 deliveries. The only disappointment with the bat barring opener Roy was Eoin Morgan who departed for a golden duck removed by Pieter Seelaar who finished with figures of 2 for 83.
Interestingly, England bettered their own record for the highest ODI score with their previous best being 481/6 which came against Australia in Nottingham on June 19, 2018.