England break their own record for highest ODI score against Netherlands, scores 498
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England break their own record for highest ODI score against Netherlands, scores 498: England men’s cricket team has broken its own world record of the highest One Day International (ODI) total with a total of 498 against the Netherlands in the ongoing first ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen. The English batters tormented the opposition with their dynamic batting and notched up two less than 500 in 50 overs.

Phil Salt and Dawid Malan laid a strong foundation with their individual centuries following which wicketkeeper batter Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone wreaked havoc to register a new record in the 50-overs format.

England’s previous best record in the One Day cricket was 481 runs against Australia in 2018. Adding the recent total of 498, England now has three highest scores in the ODI history. They had also registered 444 runs total against Pakistan in 2016.

Dawid Malan muscled 125 runs in 109 deliveries while Phil Salt scored 122 in 93 deliveries. Following the dismissal of Malan and Salt, Jos Buttler picked his pace and stitched an excellent partnership with Liam Livingstone.

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Buttler remained unbeaten in his prolific run as he amassed 162 runs from 70 balls with the help of seven boundaries and 14 maximums. Meanwhile, Liam Livingstone scored the fastest ODI half-century for England, and second overall.

Livingstone completed his fifty in just 17 balls as he went on to score an unbeaten 66 runs in just 22 deliveries.

The match is currently underway between Netherlands and England. The former side is batting at a score of 75 with the loss of one wicket in 13 overs. Max Odowd and Musa Ahmed have stitched 60 runs partnership and are going strong in the long chase.

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