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England smash 26 sixes against Netherlands during their record-shattering 498 in 1st ODI

Jos Buttler was the top scorer in the innings as he smashed 14 sixes in his 162 run-knock from just 70 balls with a strike rate of 231.43.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 18 June 2022 11:59 pm

The England team scripted history as they smashed a world record 498 runs in the first innings against the Netherlands at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. Three of their top four batters scored 120+ runs each along with a scintillating finish by Liam Livingstone who scored 66 runs in 22 balls. 

Consequently, the Three Lions broke countless records in the first ODI. One of these insane records was the record of hitting the most sixes in an innings with a new high score of 26 sixes. The biggest contributor to this record was their wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler who smashed 14 sixes in his 162 run-knock from just 70 balls with a strike rate of 231.43.

It’ll probably have to happen on a belting wicket at a small ground: Buttler 

After the match, Buttler was asked about the team’s thoughts about reaching the score of 500 in a one-day international. He said, “We’ve come close one time before this and the message in the team is to try to keep pushing boundaries and taking the team forward, take the game on.” 

“Is it a matter of time before we make 500? I don’t know. We’ll keep trying to do it. It’s a tough thing to try to achieve. It’ll probably have to happen on a belting wicket at a small ground. I think the biggest thing, irrelevant of the score, is the mentality we are showing as a team. We keep trying to better that and be better as a team when we play. We know that stands us in good stead,” he continued. 

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