Jos Buttler showed no compassion against the Netherlands in the opening One-Day International at Amstelveen, smashing a 47-ball century to add to the opposition’s anguish. Butler put salt in the minnows’ wounds by scoring one punch after another after Phil Salt and Dawid Malan had already scored fluent hundreds.

After Phil Salt’s dismissal broke a 222-run partnership, Butler stepped in to bat in the 30th over. Butler got out to a rocky start, but after he got into a rhythm, he began hitting home runs. In only 27 deliveries, the attacking batter crushed the ailing Netherlands attack, scoring fifty runs.

But what happened next was even more devastating, as he scored his century in only 20 deliveries, making it England’s second-fastest ODI century in just 47 deliveries. By one ball, he missed his record for England’s quickest ODI tonne. Butler wasn’t done yet, as he continued to strike sixes and boundaries to the finish to help England set a new world record total of 498/4. The defending ODI world champions bettered their previous best of 481/6 against Australia in Nottingham in June 2018.

He went on to finish his 150 in 65 deliveries, falling short of AB de Villiers’ 64-ball record. The South African icon still holds the world records for the fastest 50, 100, and 150 meters, all of which he achieved against the West Indies. With 14 sixes and seven boundaries, Butler stayed undefeated on 162 off 70 balls.