In ODI cricket, there is no chance to call the team’s collection of 26 runs bad. On the contrary, there are many examples of winning by 26 runs. But the 28-run collection for the Netherlands on Friday seemed to be nothing. Because they got the taste of their biggest defeat even after scoring 28 runs.
England had a good game with the bowlers of the host Netherlands in Amstelveen on Friday. They batted first and set a world record of 498 runs. As a result, despite scoring 26 runs in their innings, the Dutch had to leave the field with a defeat of 232 runs.
- The Netherlands have never lost a bigger margin in their history. They lost to South Africa by 231 runs in the 2011 World Cup. On the other hand, this is the second highest run win of England. In 2016, they scored 471 runs against Australia and won by 242 runs.
- The Netherlands were bowled out for two in 50 overs after England were bowled out for 499. Wicketkeeper-batsman Scott Edwards remained unbeaten in his highest innings of 72 runs. Max O’Daud also scored 55 runs.
Earlier, after winning the toss, sending the English to bat would be like tomorrow for the Netherlands. It was a good start. In the second over of the innings, Jason Roy (1) made his way to the dressing room. Only 1 run on the board of England then. Who knew, such a nightmare is waiting in front of the Dutch!
In the second wicket, David Malan and Phil Salt made a huge pair of 222 runs off 16 balls. Malan and Salt both scored their first ODI centuries.
Salt was dismissed for 122 off 93 balls with 14 boundaries and 3 sixes. David Malan made 125 off 109 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Jos Butler has surpassed both of them. After entering the field, he wrote a tsunami on the Dutch bowlers. Butler scored a century off 46 balls. This is the second fastest for England National Team, the first for him.
AB de Villiers had a chance to break the record of 150 runs off 64 balls. Couldn’t do that for a while. However, Joss Butler touched 150 runs from 75 balls. In the end, the right-handed batsman remained unbeaten in a superhuman innings of 162 off 60 balls, hitting more than four sixes in that innings (6 fours, 14 sixes).
Another record of South African legend de Villiers was also under threat. Liam Livingstone reached 47 off 14 balls. But in the end, De Villiers’ record of the fastest fifty off 16 balls also remained intact.
Liam Livingstone hit a half-century off 16 balls. This is the fastest half-century for England in ODIs. Collectively the second fastest in this format. Sanath Jayasuriya, Martin Guptill and Kushal Perera have 18-ball centuries.
He remained unbeaten on 7 off just 22 balls. The English batsman hit six fours and six sixes in this 300-strike devastating innings.🔱
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