England set a new world record on their way to beating the Netherlands in 232 runs

England rampaged to a world record 498 for four after Jos Battler’s breathtaking militancy as the Netherlands were rocked in the first one-day international.

Not only was England’s previous best six ODI record of 481 against Australia four years ago eclipsed, but it’s better than Surrey’s 496 four against Gloucestershire, which has been the A-list benchmark since April 2007.

Battler squandered an opportunity to break his own record of the fastest century by an England batter by just one ball, hitting triple figures from 47 innings before finishing undefeated with 162 of 70 as Matthew Mott’s reign as limited overs head coach began with a strong one ball. Double-sided victory in Amstelveen with 232 rounds.

While Battler took center stage with 14 of England’s 26 sixes – another record – he was given a perfect platform by Phil Salt’s first international tone and David Malan’s first ODI 100 in a 222-race alliance that helped England bounce back from the early loss of Jason. Roy, played by his cousin Shane Snaiter.

Eoin Morgan was aiming for the golden duck but no momentum was lost thanks to Battler and Liam Livingston who won the Englishman the fastest 17-ball ODI fifty in a cameo 66 without losing 22 innings.

It was an error-strewn performance by the Dutch, with Salt, Battler and Livingston falling into the abyss before reaching 50, and they suffered their heaviest defeat in terms of runs after losing 266 in 49.4 overs on a desperately lifeless surface. for bowlers.

The gulf in quality at this show between England and their semi-professional opponents, the associated nation, was stark, with the Netherlands’ first-field bet backfiring spectacularly on a day when temperatures approached 30 degrees Celsius.

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England last fought in an ODI 11 months ago when a shadow squad of Salt and Malan beat Pakistan and the pair clashed in the second round after Snather slipped one of them through his mother’s sister’s son’s gate.

But England’s way of going full throttle, whatever the situation, won’t go off the rails as some clean hit from Salt, replete with crisp drives and authoritative cuts, calmed early nerves, giving Malan time to get his serve up when the southpaw flipped the ball. lbw verdict at 25.

Salt was given a 40 reprieve when he was spilled into a deep spot by Snaiter and an opener, also because Jonny Bairstow is unavailable due to his testing obligations capitalized with an 82-ball hundred before he came out for a short third from 122.

Any Dutch relief has been tempered as Battler, the most valuable player and top scorer in the Indian Premier League this year, has been reshuffled in order to speed up the pitch – and he did not disappoint.

There were his usual inventive ramps, but what stood out was his power as he used his fast wrists to sweetly punch the ball. There were moments of good fortune when Vikramjit Singh made a mistake during his jump and Musa Ahmed eliminated Battler on move 37 from a long run.

Amidst the onslaught, Malan reached triple figures in an understated fashion to join Battler as the only two English men to earn centuries in all three formats. But Malan contented himself with submitting to his partner, earning 39 of 184 runs before knocking 125 out of Netherlands captain Peter Silaar.

The slow left made up his opponent Morgan, but Livingston wasted no time settling in with a 32-point win over Philippe Boissevin, whose 10-0-108-0 numbers are the fourth most expensive analysis of all time. .

By this point, Battler had already become England’s third centurion – something they never did in ODI innings – after Arian Dutt won the first of three consecutive sixes to the delight of the sizable traveling contingent that made up the majority of supporters at the VRA. Cricket Ground.

It was Battler who led England to a new ODI record with a slash for six over a cow corner and while the crowd chanted “boring, boring England” when the chance to get the 500 was lost, Livingston set them on their feet again with his song. six over a deep midwicket on the last ball of the innings.

The Dutch reaction was something of an anti-climax, even though those present enjoyed what they watched over the next few hours.

Max O’Dowd got pissed on the 55 when one of his two sixes shattered the press room window before Reece Topley dropped his stump as part of England’s attack on the left arm.

Moin Ali took three of 57 while a defiant Scott Edwards 72 did not prevent the possibility of the heaviest defeat in ODI history. However, it has been a tough day for the Netherlands and they have a lot to think about ahead of their second and penultimate match at the same stadium on Sunday.