England smash ODI world record after scoring 498 runs against Netherlands

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Following on from England's superb red-ball performance against New Zealand, the limited-overs side followed suit with a stunning performance against Netherlands.

Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler all scored centuries as England broke the world record for the most runs in 50 overs - 498.

The previous record for runs in 50 overs was the 481 for six England managed back in 2019, while the total on Friday afternoon also eclipses the 496 for four Surrey registered against Gloucestershire which had stood as the List A best since April 2007. Liam Livingstone also deserves praise for his 66 from just 22 deliveries, although with two deliveries left and 12 needed to reach 500, the Lancashire batter only managed a four and a six.

Ironically, England suffered a fairly slow start with Jason Roy dismissed for just one after seven deliveries. But Salt and Malan quickly picked up the pace and managed centuries of their own, with Salt making 122 while Malan was eventually dismissed on 125. Buttler then stepped in and put on a mightily impressive performance, with the 31-year-old only narrowly missing out on breaking his own record for the fastest century reached by an England batter.

He reached three figures in 47 balls, just one over his previous record. He went on to finish on an unbeaten 162 for 70, as he and Livingstone chased a mind-boggling total of 500.

Livingstone's half-century in just 16 balls certainly helped matters, and Buttler ended the day having hit seven fours and 14 sixes, but the duo fell just short of reaching the milestone. Matthew Mott won't mind too much, though. The newly-appointed head coach of the limited-overs side will be incredibly pleased with his side's first performance under his tenure. England will play two further ODI matches against the Netherlands this week - on the 19th and 22nd of June.

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