AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (AP) – England broke their own record for the highest scoring in international one-day cricket history, going 498-4 against the Netherlands on Friday.
The total surpassed England’s 481-6 against Australia at Trent Bridge in June 2018.
Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan and Phil Salt hit centuries in Amstelveen, just outside Amsterdam.
Buttler reached triple figures on 47 balls for the second fastest hundred for England. His crowd-pleasing 162 knockout contained 14 of the team’s 26 six.
Buttler now has the three fastest ODI centuries for the national team – out of 46-ball, 47-ball and 50-ball.
Salt had 122 for 93 balls and Malan 125 for 109 balls, while Liam Livingstone weighed in with 22 balls and 66 out.
The Netherlands – playing an ODI against England for the first time outside of a Cricket World Cup – had just a few moments to savor amid a flurry of great hits from tourists, which led to several loose balls outside the stadium.
Shane Snater fouled his cousin Jason Roy to leave England 1-1 and Pieter Seelaar took out two wickets of successive balls – including captain Eoin Morgan for a golden duck.
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