NED vs ENG: England register highest team score in ODI history

NED vs ENG: England register highest team score in ODI history

England shattered their own record to achieve the massive milestone.

Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan
Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The ongoing first ODI between the Netherlands and England saw a plethora of records being broken with limited-overs specialist Jos Buttler smashing the second-fastest ODI century for England which came off just 47 deliveries. In fact, the top spot also belongs to him having breached the three-figure mark in just 46 deliveries against Pakistan in 2015. Riding on his brilliance, England also went on to post the highest total in ODI history, 498/4.

The reigning ODI world champions made the most of a belter of a wicket at VRA Ground, Amstelveen where the Dutch skipper Pieter Seelaar asked the visitors to bat first and they obliged. England proved why they are the masters of this format as they achieved a new feat as far as the highest total in the 50-over format is concerned. Shattering their own record, England posted 498/4 in their allotted 50 overs, the highest team total in ODI history.

Three batters slammed centuries for England

The England batters made the Netherlands bowlers pay for their shoddy and errant bowling as they were taken to the cleaners at regular intervals by the hard-hitting middle-order duo of Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler. All the Dutch bowlers succeeded in doing was getting rid of the explosive opener Jason Roy early after which they had a miserable outing as centuries from Philip Salt (122) as well as Malan (125) and Buttler gave them no chance to take a breather.

During this whirlwind batting performance, England first went past their second-highest ODI total of 444/3 that was set against Pakistan in Nottingham in August 2016. It was just a matter of time soon after as the Three Lions went on to breach the 450-mark at the back end of their innings.

Some poor bowling from the Netherlands bowlers ultimately ensured that they ended up breaking their own ODI world record that they had set four years ago against arch-rivals and the then world champions Australia. The feat was achieved on the third ball of the final over when Buttler hit Shane Snater for s six as England’s scorecard read 487/4. They went on to finish at 498/4. Jos Buttler finished unbeaten on 162 runs off just 70 balls. This way, England broke their own world record of 481/6 against the Aussies, which they set in 2018.

Highest team scores in ODIs: 

Team Runs Opposition Year
England 498/4 Netherlands 2022
England 481/6 Australia 2018
England 444/3 Pakistan 2016
Sri Lanka 443/9 Netherlands 2006
South Africa 439/2 West Indies 2015