England wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttler carried over his IPL form to international cricket, smashing the second-fastest hundred in ODIs by an English batter, the second-fastest 150 by a batter in ODI history, en route to helping England pile up the highest-ever ODI total.
The first of the 3-match ODI series between the two teams got underway on Friday, with the Englishmen batting first. Jason Roy fell for 1 in the second over of the game but what followed was unreal batsmanship from the World champions.
Philip Salt and Dawid Malan began rebuilding the innings and picked up the pace once they were settled. They brought up their respective hundreds in a partnership that put up 222 on the board.
Salt scored 14 fours and 3 sixes in his 93-ball 122-run knock while Malan took more time, scoring 125 in 109 balls with 9 fours and a maximum.
The Dutch might have thought the worst was behind them but it was yet to come. Buttler, coming into the series on the back of his best-ever IPL season, raced away to his fifty in 27 balls.
He continued the carnage, smashing sixes at will and bringing up his century in 47 balls, one ball more than his own record for England. Although Malan and Eoin Morgan fell off successive deliveries, Liam Livingstone made sure the run flow continued.
The right-hander scored his 50 in just 17 balls, the joint-second fastest in ODI history. It included a 32-run over off Philippe Boissevain, who recorded the 4th worst figures in ODI history (0/108 in 10 overs).
Buttler and Livingstone put on 91 runs in just 32 balls, with the former bringing up his 150 off 65 balls, one ball more than the record held by AB de Villiers (64 balls against WI).
They ended up with 498/4 on the board, the highest-ever total in ODI history, beating their own record of 481 they piled up against Australia.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Jos Buttler and England’s innings:
A game of Cricket that even EA cricket can’t compete against. Extra ordinary batting by England to score record-breaking 498 runs in an ODI match. Not to forget an outstanding innings by Jos Butler. #ENGvsNED pic.twitter.com/s7DlfhOo0H
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 17, 2022
Hire Motty, score 500 in an ODI.
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) June 17, 2022
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) June 17, 2022
Ridiculous ball striking #ENGvsNED
— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) June 17, 2022
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) June 17, 2022
Could be the first time that the highlights are the full 50 over’s
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) June 17, 2022
England have made 160 in 10 overs. Wonder if they think this is the last session of a test match!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 17, 2022
Jos Buttler, The freak in white ball format – smashed hundred from just 47 balls including 6 fours and 8 sixes – What a knock. pic.twitter.com/ssjlVeVeFA
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 17, 2022
A 47-ball 💯 for Jos Buttler! Wow.
The second fastest century in the history of ODI cricket for England! 🤯⚡ pic.twitter.com/HBPOdNvYXr
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 17, 2022
What an remarkable innings played by Jos Buttler against Netherlands.
Runs – 162*
Balls – 70
Strike rate – 231.4
4s/6s – 7/14
This is just Insane, Incredible Jos. pic.twitter.com/olCOvH4hgo
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 17, 2022
I’m old enough to remember when Sri Lanka got 398 against Kenya and it seemed an unreal score.
England have just got 498 now. Stunning. Unbelievable. Jos Buttler is a phenom. Liam Livingstone is 🔥
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) June 17, 2022
Jos Buttler’s 47-ball ODI hundred sees him just miss out on taking the record for England’s fastest ODI hundred from Jos Buttler (46 balls v Pakistan, 2015), but he does take second place, pushing Jos Buttler (50 balls v Pakistan, 2019) into third#NEDvENG
— Ben Gardner (@Ben_Wisden) June 17, 2022
According to the Kookaburra website, an international white hall costs £120.
By my count Jos Buttler has sent 9 out of the ground never to be seen again.
That’s over £1,000 worth of cricket balls 😳#bbccricket
— Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) June 17, 2022
England shatter their own world record to post 498/4 in 50 overs! Absolute monsters this lot!
Phil Salt – 122 off 93
Dawid Malan – 125 off 109
Jos Buttler – 162* off 70
Liam Livingstone: 66* off 22
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) June 17, 2022
First time in England’s ODI history that their three batters have scored 100s in the same match – Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler. This feat happened in ODIs only twice before – both times by South Africa (vs WI and IND in 2015). #NEDvsENG
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 17, 2022
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