England won the world record and 232 runs: The beginning and the end of England’s innings against the Netherlands is a sky-high difference. 1 wicket for 1 run. The next three batsmen scored a century. Another gave a half-century. England rewrote the history of the highest team collection in ODIs by beating the Dutch bowlers. The Dutch could not go near the stream.
England won the world record and 232 runs
Matthew Mott got off to a great start as England’s white-ball coach. After almost a year of playing ODIs, the English won by 232 runs on Friday (June 17) at Amstelveen. This is England’s second big win in terms of runs in this tournament. The biggest win came in 2016 with 242 runs against Australia at Trent Bridge. In that match four years ago, England lost by 498 runs, and 4 wickets, leaving behind their record of 481 runs.
Phil Salt scored 122 and David Malan scored 125 in the first ODI century of his career. Jos Butler, the best batsman of the match, played a tornado innings of 162 runs with 14 sixes and 6 fours off just 70 balls. Liam Livingstone hit six fours and six sixes off 22 balls at an average of the fastest fifty for England.
Chasing the run, the Dutch played till the last over but could not get close to the target. Max O’Dowd and Scott Edwards were all out for 28 in the fifth over.
England lost the toss and elected to bat in their first ODI on Dutch soil and lost to Jason Roy in the second over. Salt and Malan made 222 for the second wicket. Salt, however, got life by 40 runs. After hitting fifty off 39 balls, he hit three figures off 82 balls. The couple also broke up after his departure. He made 122 runs off 93 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes. Malan completed his century off 90 balls. He became England’s second male cricketer after Butler to score a century in all three editions.
Butler’s innings could have stopped at 37 runs. He died after dropping Nadeem Musa’s catch. He touched fifty off 27 balls. 47-ball century, the second-fastest century for England. Malan was out for 125 off 109 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes. English captain Wayne Morgan tasted the bitter taste of ‘Golden Duck’ after Dutch captain Peter Seller’s next ball. The Livingstone riots began after the hat-trick was stopped. He hit 32 off 4 sixes and 2 fours in Boseven’s next over.
At one time his run was 46 off 13 balls. AB de Villiers’ fastest 16-ball fifty to break the record. He got two more runs in the next ball. But after playing the next two ball dots, he did not set a record. However, Morgan and Johnny Bairstore’s record of fifty off 21 balls for England was left behind. In the last two balls of the innings, Livingstone’s four-sixes took the visitors’ run to five hundred.
As the first team in ODIs, England scored 300 runs, 36 fours, and 26 sixes from the boundary only. This is also a record of 26 sixes. England’s record of 25 sixes against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup fell behind. The result of the match was somehow confirmed after the innings of England, which got a century of three batsmen for the first time in ODIs. It remains to be seen how much the Netherlands can reduce the rate gap.
Chasing a big run, the Dutch lost to Vikramjit Singh in the third over. Then they regularly lose wickets. At times no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange. Opener O’Dowd made 55 off 55 balls with six fours and two sixes. Edwards was unbeaten on 72 off 56 balls with five fours and a six. The third highest 28 runs came from the bat of Bus Day Led. Moin Ali is the most successful bowler in England with 3 wickets for 57 runs. David Wiley, Reese Witherspoon, and Sam Karan received two.
The win lifted England to second place in the points table of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (105 points). Bangladesh topped with 120 points. The second of the three-match series will be next Sunday, at the same ground. Morgan’s team has a big chance to surpass Bangladesh in this series.
England: 498/4 in 50 overs (Roy 1, Salt 122, Malan 125, Butler 162 *, Morgan 0, Livingstone 66 *; Fon Bic 10- 0-82-2, Snater 10-0-99-1,Silar 9-0-83-2 Day Led 5-0-65-0, Boaseven 10-0-108-0, Arian 6-0-55-0)
Holanda: 266 en 49,4 overs (Vikramjit 13, O’Dowd 55, Musa 21, Cooper 23, Day Led 28, Edwards 72*, Fon Beek 6, Seeler 25, Snatcher 4, Arian 0, Boaseven 5; Wiley 10-0 – 42-2, Topli 10-0-46-2, Karan 9-0-46-2, Moin 10-0-57-3, Rashid 10-0-59-0, Malan 0.4-0-5-1)
Resultado: Inglaterra ganó por 232 carreras
Serie: Inglaterra gana 1-0 en serie de tres partidos
Jugador del Partido: Joss Butler