Jos Buttler in motion towards Netherlands within the first ODI.© Twitter
England smashed their option to a brand new world file on Friday, posting the highest-ever whole within the historical past of One-Day International (ODI) cricket. On the receiving finish had been the Netherlands bowlers, who had been plundered for a file 498 for 4 on the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen by a rampant English facet. Jos Buttler, who completed on 162 not out, led the carnage, citing his ton off simply 47 balls. Liam Livingstone, batting at quantity six, made the quickest 50 in England’s ODI historical past off simply 17 balls — the joint second-fastest of all-time. In all three England batters scored centuries within the run blitz.
Apart from beating their very own mark of 481 for six set towards Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018, one other file that England broke was of the variety of sixes hit in an innings. England hit a jaw-dropping 26 sixes, surpassing their very own earlier better of 25 achieved after they scored 397 for six towards Afghanistan in 2019.
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“I’ve actually tried to again my six-hitting greater than I’ve finished in earlier years. I’m going to try to hit much more sixes… and that was actually the plan as we speak,” mentioned Buttler, who accounted for 14 out of the 26 sixes that England hit.
In reply, the Netherlands put up a courageous struggle, posting 266 all-out — a good rating towards the one-day world champions on every other day.
Top scorer was veteran wicket-keeper Scott Edwards, who carved out a affected person 72 not out and placed on a spirited 59-run partnership with Seelaar earlier than the skipper was clear bowled by David Willey for 25.
(With AFP inputs)
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