England smash world-record 498-4 against Netherlands; Jos Buttler one of three players to hit hundreds

England approach 500 in Amstelveen when Jos Buttler (162 for 70), Dawid Malan (125 for 109) and Phil Salt (122 for 93) make centuries and Liam Livingstone (66 for 22) knocks 17-ball fifty; England’s points top the 481-6 they beat Australia at Trent Bridge 2018

England broke its own world record for highest score in ODI cricket after crushing 498-4 against the Netherlands during a running festival in Amstelveen.

Jos Buttler (162 not out of 70 balls), Dawid Malan (125 out of 109) and Phil Salt (122 out of 93) each scored in the centuries when England won 481-6 they had gathered against Australia at Trent Bridge 2018.

Eoin Morgan’s team had a chance to become the first team in history to make 500 in an ODI when they reached 488 with two balls left, but Liam Livingstone (66th out of 22) could only hit the next delivery for four.

However, Livingstone knocked the last ball for six when England scored the highest score in any List A game, internationally or domestically, by examining 496-4 Surrey against Gloucestershire at The Kia Oval in 2007.

A carnage round included Buttler, who beat England’s second fastest hundred ODIs, from 47 balls, after just the 46-ball century he had defeated Pakistan in Dubai in 2015.

Buttler’s 150 came in 65 deliveries, the second fastest in history, second after Ab De Villier’s 64-ball effort for South Africa against the Caribbean seven years ago.

Malan and Salt each reached their first ODI centuries, with Malan seeing him become the third English player, after Buttler and women’s captain Heather Knight, to reach centuries in all three forms of international cricket.

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