During the first ODI of the series against the Netherlands, England set a new world record for the greatest score in the fifty-over format, breaking their mark in the first game in Amstelveen. England posted a mammoth score of 498/4, breaking their previous world record total of 481/6 set against Australia in Nottingham in 2018. Jos Buttler (162*), Dawid Malan (125), and Philip Salt (122) slammed magnificent centuries as England posted a mammoth score of 498/4, breaking their previous world record total of 481/6 set against Australia in Nottingham in 2018.

Intriguingly, England has the three greatest ODI totals, the third of which came against Sri Lanka (444/3 in 2016, Nottingham). In addition, England blasted 26 sixes in the innings, a world record in one-day international cricket. In Manchester in 2019, the English squad surpassed their previous total of 25 sixes.

After Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar had requested England to bat, the visitors suffered an early blow when Jason Roy was bowled for 1 by his relative Shane Snater. Salt and Dawid Malan, on the other hand, put up a 222-run partnership for the second wicket, with the former scoring a quick century before falling for 122 off 93 deliveries.

Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman, then put on a show by reaching his fifty in only 27 balls. Butler smashed 111 runs in the following 43 balls. The Englishman hit three figures in 47 balls for England’s second-fastest century. His 162 not-out knock included 14 of the team’s 26 sixes, making it a crowd-pleaser. Butler now has the three fastest ODI hundreds for England, coming off 46, 47, and 50 balls, respectively. While captain Eoin Morgan (0) did not score, Liam Livingstone contributed to the English team’s strong end with an amazing unbroken 66 off only 22 deliveries.