Watch England’s second ODI in the Netherlands live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.50 on Sunday – Jos Buttler (162nd of 70 deliveries) played the lead role when England broke the world record 498-4 in the series opener and the wicketkeeper-striker says that the team will still aim for 500
Jos Buttler says England will continue to aim for 500 points in one-day international cricket after finishing just two runs below that mark during a devastating performance against the Netherlands.
After breaking their own previous ODI world record of 481-6, against Australia at Trent Bridge 2018, England was 488-4 with two balls left against the Dutch in Friday’s series opener.
But his hopes of reaching 500 were crushed by Liam Livingstone (66 not for 22) who could only beat Shane Snater’s next delivery for four before finishing the inning with his team’s 26 six, another record.
England’s astonishing 498-4 was led by Buttler’s 162, not just 70 balls, during which he hit 14 sixes, beat his country’s second fastest ODI hundred (47 balls) and blew the other 150-plus. fast (65-balls) by any player, only after AB de Villier’s 64-ball effort for South Africa against the Caribbean in 2015.
England could get another chance to press for 500 when the three-game series against the Netherlands continues on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9:50 onwards Sky Sports Main Event from 10 am
Buttler said: “We have come close [to 500] once before this and the message of the team is to try to keep pushing the boundaries and push the team forward, to take the game.
“Is it a matter of time before we make 500? I do not know. We will continue to try to do that. It is a tough thing to do and it will probably have to happen on a small piece of land.” .
“I think the most important thing, regardless of points, is the mentality that we show as a team. We continue to try to improve it and get better as a team when we play. We know it helps us a lot.”
daily mail Cricket writer Lawrence Booth said: “England will probably not have a better chance of scoring 500 points than they have in the last two games. have a chance. “
England won the first ODI match by 232 runs after dismissing the Netherlands with 266 at 49.4 overs, giving new white-ball head coach Matthew Mott a victorious start to his term.
Buttler, whose hundredth was his tenth for England in ODI cricket, added: “Of course it’s great every time you get to play like this as a team.
“I’ve said many times that this is the most fun environment I’ve ever played in, so it’s great to be back, great to be on a regular tour and not worry about bubbles and stuff.”
Buttler continued his form from the IPL, where he was the competition’s leading spring scorer, collecting 863 runs for the Rajasthan Royals, which also equates to Virat Kohli’s record of four centuries in a single season.
After Friday’s match, England captain Eoin Morgan said of Buttler: “Jos played in his own world, as he has been for the past year or two.
“It’s fantastic to see and it’s not something we get tired of or take for granted. It really is amazing cricket. That’s why he’s probably the best basketball player in the world right now. ”
Booth added: “A few years ago, you would probably say Virat Kohli [was the best white-ball batter in the world]. He could probably organize a runner hunt better than anyone else in cue ball cricket.
“But Buttler has surpassed him, he has power that Kohli does not have. You wonder if Buttler could get two hundred. I would not be surprised.”
– England’s total – where Dawid Malan and Phil Salt also scored for centuries – surpassed the previous ODI record of 481-6 which they themselves had plundered against Australia at Trent Bridge 2018
– It was also the highest list A overall, beating Surreys 496-4 against Gloucestershire at The Kia Oval 2007
England’s 26 sixes surpassed the previous record of 25 they had beaten against Afghanistan during the 2019 World Cup
Jos Buttler’s 47-ball century was the second fastest for England in ODI cricket – one ball smaller than his own record, against Pakistan in Dubai in 2015
– Liam Livingstone’s 17-ball fifty ball was a ball from AB de Villier’s ODI record with 16 balls
– The 32 runs Livingstone took from the Dutch player Philippe Boissevain on over 46 (four sixes and two fours) made him England’s most productive over in ODI cricket.