England breaks ODI record, beat Netherlands with 498 runs in 50 overs

England defeated the Netherlands in a cricket match staged at the VRA Cricket Ground Stadium on Friday, June 17. England was able to score 498 runs in 50 overs to win this match.

Not only did it help England win, but it was also the biggest 50-over score in history. In addition, Eoin Morgan’s squad set a new world record for an international match score in a single day.

Game highlights

Jason Roy was dismissed for one after seven balls early in the game. But that didn’t stop England from scoring more goals.

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Phil Salt of Lancashire took over and struck 122 runs off 93 balls, including 14 fours and three sixes. On the other hand, Dawid Malan had a slightly sluggish match rhythm and could only score 125 runs from 109 balls.

After Salt was dismissed, Joss Buttler stepped in and dealt a very powerful blow. Butler headed for the fold and reached the second-fastest 47-ball century in British ODI history.

Besides Buttler, Liam Livingstone also got a chance to set his record. He hit England’s fastest ODI 50 with just 17 balls to reach his half-century.

Buttler’s response regarding the game

After Buttler was able to produce a stunning shot and scored 162 runs on 70 strokes, he said

“We’re going to keep trying. We’re trying to keep pushing the boundaries, taking the game forward and continuing the game.”

Buttler realized that this was a fairly difficult result to achieve due to the relatively small field conditions. Even so, he still tried to give his best performance with aggressiveness and courage in the match, “And we know that it gives us good results.”

Morgan praises Butler’s achievements

Buttler’s appearance in the match drew praise from the captain. This is because Buttler contributed to the score and made England win the match, therefore setting an impressive record.

Morgan said, “It’s great to watch and doesn’t bore us, and not something we take for granted.”

Morgan asserted this is an extraordinary cricket. “That’s the reason why he is probably the best white-ball cricketer in the world right now.”

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The Netherlands’ defeat

The Netherlands has managed to fight its way past teams like Papua New Guinea, Canada, and Hong Kong to get to this point. Unfortunately, this first game against England in a three-match series left them very far behind.

Although the Netherlands has tried to catch up with the score, the effort didn’t succeed. In the 50th minute, there was an interruption by three pitchers which made the score gap between the two continue to grow.

With their performance that afternoon, the Netherlands was only able to score 266 runs with 49.4 over.

Key stats from England

– 498-4: England not only set a global record for ODI totals, but they also set a record for a List A (one-day) match in all of cricket.

– 26: The highest number of sixes has been recorded for ODI innings.

– 17: Balls for England’s fastest ODI fifty.

– 5: Since 2015, England has scored more than 400 runs in an ODI.

– 3: It was the first occasion in ODI history that three England players hit centuries in ODI innings.

– 2: After Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan became only the second player in England’s men’s team to score hundreds in all three forms.

Author: Ronald Butler