England holds the record for highest run score in ODI history against the Netherlands. Batting first in the first match of the three-match series at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Friday (June 18), the English collected 498 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

Earlier, the team’s highest run record in ODI history was 481 runs. The record was set by the English in June 2016 against Australia at Nottingham.

After 4 years, this time Jos Butlers broke their own record. The previous record was also in their possession. Sri Lanka’s record of 443 runs, which remained intact for ten consecutive years, was broken by the English by 444 runs for 3 wickets against Pakistan in Nottingham in August 2016.

Three batsmen scored a century for the English on the day of building the run hill. And Joss Butler has played an innings of 162 runs from 60 balls. He hit 14 sixes against 6 fours from his bat. If the unbeaten batsman had landed a little earlier, he might have scored the first double century of his career today.

Another centurion David Malan made 125 off 109 balls. His innings was sorted by 9 fours and 3 sixes. And opener Phil Salt made 122 runs off 93 balls. He hit 3 sixes against 14 fours. Liam Livingstone also remained unbeaten on 7 off 22 balls with 6 fours and 6 sixes.

Peter Seeler took two wickets among Porterfield Dutch bowlers. Logan Van Beek and Shane Snyter also took one wicket each. 

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