England broke their own record as they smashed highest team total in the history of ODI cricket. England hit world record one day international score of 498-4 against Netherlands on Friday.
Eoin Morgan led England team beat their own mark of 481-6 against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018. England batters hit 26 sixes and 36 fours with three man scoring centuries. Liam Livingstone slammed fastest 17 ball half century in England’s ODI history. He smashed 32 runs in the 46th over beating Dimitri Mascarenhas’ 30 runs vs India in 2007.
England explosive batter Jos Butler played incredible unbeaten 162 of 70 deliveries whereas Philip Salt and David Malwan also hit magnificent centuries. Butler became second fastest batter after AB de Villiers to reach 150 . South African batter hit 150 from 64 balls whereas Butler reached 150 mark from 65 deliveries.
In reply, Dutch managed to score 266 runs. Moeen Ali took three wickets and David Willy, Topley, Sam Curran picked two wickets each of them for England.
“The last couple of days have been great. Feels good to be among this group. To post a big score like that and then Jos coming in at the end and he is a world of his own, it is absolutely amazing – probably the reason why he is the best white-ball cricketer in the world. When the guys come in and play with the mantra we have been playing for the last 6 years, it’s great. We have not played a lot of 50-over cricket recently, it’s important to have such situations going into the World Cup in India next year” said England captain Eoin Morgan at the end of the match.
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