The England cricket team has broken its own world record for the highest score in One Day International cricket. After losing the toss and batting first, thanks to the centuries of three batsmen against the Netherlands, the English team made a score of 498 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 50 overs. The 500-run mark could not be touched for the first time in ODI cricket by just two runs. The previous record was 481/6. The England team made that score on 19 June 2018 against Australia in Nottingham 2018.
Jos Buttler completed his century in just 47 balls. Seven batsmen have scored a total of 8 times in ODI cricket. Buttler himself has also scored a century in the first 46 balls (Vs Pakistan, 2015). South Africa’s AB de Villiers holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs. De Villiers scored a century in 31 balls against West Indies in 2015.
Phil Salt (122), David Malan (125), and Jos Buttler (162) scored centuries for England. This is only the third time in the history of ODI cricket that three batsmen have scored centuries in an innings. Earlier in 2015, South Africa had scored three centuries each in an innings against West Indies and India.
Butler faced 70 balls in his innings and hit 14 fours and 7 sixes. England captain Oen Morgan holds the record for most sixes in an innings of ODI cricket. Morgan did this feat in the match against Afghanistan in 2019. Till now there have been a total of 9 times when a batsman has hit 14 or more sixes in an innings.
The storm of England’s batsmen was such that four bowlers from the Netherlands gave 80 or more runs. Most of the washing was done by Philippe Boissevain. He conceded 108 runs in 10 overs. He didn’t even get any wicket. Only three bowlers have given more runs than this in ODI cricket. Australia’s Michael Lewis gave 113 runs in 10 overs against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2006. This is the world record for most runs in ODI cricket.
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