England broke their own world record for the highest team total in ODI history after they smashed 498-4 in 50 overs against Netherlands and won the contest by 232 runs in Amstelveen on Friday.
Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Phil Salt scored centuries while Liam Livingstone scored England's fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls. Malan (125) and Salt (122) stitched together a 222-run opening partnership before Buttler (162 not out) piled up some more runs.
Buttler was the star of England’s batting, scoring 162* off just 70 balls. He hit seven fours and 14 sixes in the process.
"It certainly feels like I'm in the form of my life. The IPL couldn't have gone much better for me so I was feeling in good touch coming here," Buttler said on receiving the Player of the Match award. "It was a really good wicket, we got off to a good start and that gave me the licence to really attack,” he added.
Chasing the mammoth total, the hosts were bowled out for 266, with Moeen Ali picking up three wickets.
The three highest ODI totals now belong to England – 498 for 4 in 2022, 481 in 2018 and 444 in 2016. England also hit 26 sixes in this game, the most by any team in an ODI innings. They broke their own record, which was 25 sixes against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup.
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