NED vs ENG: England beat the Netherlands in 232 matches after Salt, Malan, Buttler, Livingstone unleash hell at Amstelveen
England won their first ODI by a huge margin after they registered their highest A-List score ever of 498 at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen.
Jos Buttler of England. Courtesy: Reuters
- On Friday, England beat the Netherlands with 232 runs
- Jos Buttler named Man of the Match
- Moeen Ali picked up 3 wicks
England, on Friday, June 17, beat the Netherlands by 232 runs in the opening match of a three-match ODI series at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen.
The records fell one day after the Three Lions claimed a whopping 498/4. The Briton didn’t have the best of starts as fast pitcher Shane Snater beat his cousin Jason Roy in the second.
Since then, the Three Lions did not look back and put the Dutch players in the net to pick up the ball. Dawid Malan and Phil Salt laid the groundwork with a 222 run for the opening game. Both players have been scoring goals for centuries, but it was Jos Buttler who stole the limelight.
Buttler achieved the second fastest ODI goal of the century by an English smasher with 47 balls. He then broke an undefeated 70-ball 162 record with the aid of seven hitters and 14 six-balls at most.
Liam Livingstone also didn’t die wondering when he hit a 22-ball 66 with six four-footers and multiple six-pointers. Following their successes, England registered their highest ever ODI score, a mix of men’s and women’s cricket.
They broke the record set by the New Zealand Women, who scored 491 goals against the Ireland Women in 2018. The Three Lions also broke the past 15 record for the highest number of A-List team points.
Max O’Dowd and Scott Edwards have scored for half a century, but they have not had much support from others in the Dutch run. Edwards was the Dutch team’s top scorer with a mighty 56 72-ball, equipped with fives four and six.
The Netherlands were eventually eliminated 266 in 49.4 rounds. Moeen Ali is the choice of British pitchers with three hooks. David Willey, Reece Topley and Sam Curran chose two wicks each.