England broke their own world record for the highest score in ODI cricket after smashing a humungous 498/4 against the Netherlands in the opening game of the ongoing three-match series at VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Friday.

As many as three batters – Phil Salt (122 off 93), Dawid Malan (125 off 109), and Jos Buttler (162 not out of 70 balls) – smashed centuries while Liam Livingstone (66not out off 22 balls) provided finishing touches as England went on to post the highest total in ODI history, beating their own record of 481/6 they had piled on against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018.

Highest team totals in ODIs:

498/4 – England against Netherlands, 2022
481/6 – England against Australia, 2018
444/3 – England against Pakistan, 2016
443/9 – Sri Lanka against Netherlands, 2006
439/2 – South Africa against West Indies, 2015

In response, the Netherlands could only manage to reach 266 in 49.4 overs, to lose the contest by a big margin of 232 runs.

Wicketkeeper-batter Scott Edwards (72) and Max Odowd (55) smashed respective half-centuries, but it wasn’t enough to reach even near the total of England. English all-rounder Moeen Ali picked up three wickets for 57 runs in his quota of 10 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:


ENG 498/4 (50 overs)
NED 266 all out (49.4 overs)

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 won by 232 runs#NEDvENG https://t.co/uWPPNzYOTi pic.twitter.com/rTeps8gxAX

— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) June 17, 2022

Fastest hundred for England in ODIs:

46 balls – Jos Buttler v PAK, 2015
47 balls – Jos Buttler v NETH, 2022
50 balls – Jos Buttler v PAK, 2019#NEDvENG

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) June 17, 2022

The scoreboard at the end of England’s innings 🥵#NEDvENG pic.twitter.com/IA3QSBZtYG

— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2022

Must say Sri Lanka’s 398/5 during the 1996 World Cup against Kenya 26 years ago still seems more unbelievable than the 498/4 England have made today considering it’s the only one (25th) among the top 54 highest ODI totals of all time to not be made in this century #NedvEng

— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) June 17, 2022

Most sixes in a ODI innings:

26 today by England v Netherlands
25 England v Afghanistan in June 2019
24 England v West Indies in February 2019
23 West Indies v England in February 2019#Cricket #NEDvENG

— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) June 17, 2022


We break our own World Record with a score of 4️⃣9️⃣8️⃣

🇳🇱 #NEDvENG 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/oWtcfh2nsv

— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 17, 2022

Jos Buttler’s 47-ball ODI hundred sees him just miss out on taking the record for England’s fastest ODI hundred from Jos Buttler (46 balls v Pakistan, 2015), but he does take second place, pushing Jos Buttler (50 balls v Pakistan, 2019) into third#NEDvENG

— Ben Gardner (@Ben_Wisden) June 17, 2022

– Highest ODI total (498)
– Most 6s in an ODI innings (26)
– Most runs from boundaries in an ODI innings (300)
– 3rd time with 3 centuries in an ODI innings
– Equal 2nd fastest ODI 50 (Liam Livingstone 17 balls)
– 2nd fastest ODI 150 (Jos Buttler 65 balls)#NEDvENG #ENGvNED 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇳🇱

— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) June 17, 2022

First time in England’s ODI history that their three batters have scored 100s in the same match – Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler. This feat happened in ODIs only twice before – both times by South Africa (vs WI and IND in 2015). #NEDvsENG

— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 17, 2022

Jos Buttler 162*(70)
Phil Salt – 122(93)
Dawid Malan – 125(109)
Liam Livingstone – 66*(22)

Thank you, England.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 17, 2022

Jos Buttler ruling the fastest ODI century for England list. pic.twitter.com/JtD0X6OgPd

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 17, 2022

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