England Record 498 Runs Highest Score in ODI Cricket
During the match between England vs Netherlands 1st ODI 2022, England set a world record for the highest ODI runs scored in an innings of 498-4. Liam Livingstone’s stormy half-century at the end after Joss Butler-David Malan-Phil Salt. England averaged a world record of 498 runs.
Moin Ali and David Wiley did the rest of the work with the ball to win the visitors in such a match. England won the world record match against the Netherlands by 232 runs.
The Netherlands lost wickets early on as they chased down a mountainous target of 499 for victory at Amstelveen. Willie bowled Vikramajit Singh in the third over of the innings. After that, Max and Musa Ahmed made a great partnership for the second wicket.
Max picked up a half-century with a great batting partnership. He hit four off 48 balls with Adil Rashid. Meanwhile, Musa returned to the dressing room after Max’s half-century. The batsman was out for 21 runs while scooping the ball of Moin. The 60-run partnership between the two broke.
Max was dismissed shortly after Musa’s departure. The right-handed batsman returned to the pavilion after being bowled by Rich Topley. Tom Cooper, Bus de Lid and Logan van Beeker were quickly dismissed. Scott Edwards’ unbeaten 72 in the end only narrowed the gap. For England, Moin took three wickets, and Topley, Wiley and Sam Karan took two wickets each.
Earlier, England lost the toss and elected to bat. In the second over of the innings, Roy was bowled as an inside edge in Shane Snyder’s full-length delivery. The right-handed opener returned for 1 run, but Salt and Malan made a great pairing on the second wicket. They both scored 6 runs in the power play with great batting.
Salt completed half a century after the end of the power play. The right-handed batsman hit a half-century off 39 balls with a long off Peter Seller. After that, of course, the two of them started batting after watching a bit. Malan scored a half-century before the team touched 150. The left-arm batsman’s half-century came off 54 balls.
The bowlers of the Netherlands bowled randomly throughout the innings. The English batsmen did not forget to take advantage of that. Despite performing well in domestic cricket, Salt did not have much of a chance to play in the England jersey. However, the right-handed batsman got a century in his fourth ODI. He scored a century off 72 balls with one run in the short delivery of the snatcher.
After scoring a century, Salt could not make the innings bigger when he started batting aggressively. He returned for 122 runs with a catch off Van Beek. Salt’s 222-run partnership with Malan broke. Malan scored a century off 90 balls after Salt’s departure. The left-arm batsman became the third English cricketer after Butler and Heather Knight to score a century in all three formats in his first ODI century.
Butler then attacked Malan with the Dutch bowlers. He hit a long-off a snatcher’s slower delivery and hit a half-century off just 27 balls. The right-handed batsman then quickly picked up a century. He hit a century off just 46 balls.
Butler became more aggressive after the century. In the meantime, Malan returned to the toilet. The left-handed batsman walked towards the pavilion with 125 runs. Even on such a day, Eoin Morgan failed with the bat. The England captain returned with zero runs. Livingstone then increased England’s run in devastating batting. The right-handed batsman hit a half-century off just 16 balls. It did not break AB de Villiers’ record, but it is the fastest ODI century for England.
Butler could not take De Villiers’ record for a short time that day. He touched the milestone of 150 runs off 64 balls. Where de Villiers hit 150 off 63 balls. In the end, England scored 496 runs in 50 overs with the help of two great batsmen. Livingstone and Butler were unbeaten on 162 for six.