Butler, Salt and Malan Ton leveled the Netherlands. cricbuzz.com

Namak and Malan set a solid stage with their centuries.

Namak and Malan set a solid stage with their centuries.

An England top-order shod the rough and humiliating Dutch attack to set a world record 498-4 in the first ODI in Amstelveen; Phil Salt, David Malan and a swashbuckling Jos Buttler all came together with superb centuries to see England break their own record for the highest total, the second team (after Papua New Guinea) to break 500 points in any recognized international. Coming within the width of the hair becoming. cricket, and returning the undeserved record of most runs given in a full-status ODI to the Netherlands, who last scored 400+ against Sri Lanka at the same ground, almost 16 years ago.

In an increasingly brutal exhibition of hits on a dead-flat track, the English would total 36 fours and 26 sixes, with Butler alone responsible for 14 of them, as he struck Malan and Salt on the coming mammoth platform at 223-2. capitalized by. When Salt fell for 122 runs in the 30th over and remained unbeaten on 162 runs in just 70 balls. Malan’s comparatively quiet contribution of 125 is still better than a run-a-ball, while a 22-ball cameo from Liam Livingstone added 66 more runs at the back end of the order, only Logan van Beek’s in the 49th over. It was an incredibly economical over of 7 runs. Depriving England of the first 500.

The Dutch would play with a credible freedom in reply, although the total was at least 150 runs too high to seriously consider chasing it. Max O’Dowd smashed a window in the media center with the second of two sixes off Adil Rashid on the way to an entertaining half-century, while Scott Edwards played a confident, if pointless knock in the order, sweep. and cuts his way to an unbeaten 72 off 56 balls as the Dutch is dismissed in the final over, which in other circumstances could account for a total of 266.

For the first few minutes there was little sign of what was about to unfold. Van Beek got off to a good start conceding just one, and then first blood went to the hosts in the second over, with Shane Snater dethroning his cousin Jason Roy with a fuller ball that kept a shade low and a Took the thin inner edge to the base. stump. Peter Seelar’s surprising choice of bowling first at 5-1 after 2 overs seemed almost an inspired punt, but Salt and Malan soon warmed to their work, with Salt particularly liking the Dutch seamer As the runs began to flow, Van Beek went through cover for four in the next, then the first of a six came off the outside and over the rope to midwicket. They will grow up from there.

Seelar brought himself up after just six overs, Malan welcomed him with a reverse sweep and Salt welcomed him with a beautiful drive through extra cover for four. In the next over Bass de Leede should have found success inviting Salt and Pull in the 12th short, Snatter manages the net over the deep square and Salt falls into it, flat and hard but Snatter has to do something for the catch and It burst through his hands, the first of four drops, for which the Dutch would have to pay dearly. England’s luck would be in the next over as Sealar missing Malan lbw with a reverse sweep, only for the surprising imaginary trajectory produced by tracking on review of the ball to show the ball was somehow missing the leg stump.

Salt would add insult to injury after three balls, coming on the track to bring Seelar straight back to complete his half-century. Young leggy Boiseven, (back to the side of his misfortune as it turned out) was brought in before the drink, could not prevent the hundred partnership from coming in the 15th, and the break would bring no relief to the Dutch. Sealar stuck to the spin in the middle, Aryan Dutt and Boiseven worked hard in the heat for no reward, and any mistake of line or length was ruthlessly punished. Malan took Boisven to the ground and sight-screen for a particularly graceful six in the 21st, and then completed his half-century, pushing Dutt to the cover sweeper in the next. A hasty pull out to Snatter from one to deep square saw Salt score his maiden century on the 82nd ball as he, along with Malan, chased down the Dutch for nearly 30 overs, the pair adding 222 for the second wicket. Record added.

Livingstone played an unbeaten 66 off Butler's 47-ball 22.

Livingstone played an unbeaten 66 off Butler’s 47-ball 22.

It was a slow wide bouncer from Van Beek in the 30th that would break the stand, Salt was chasing, but after waiting on the shot, the uppercut swam towards third man, where Boisven came on goal to take the catch. was. Bringing Buttler to the crease would prove to be a mistake in retrospect, though not as big as toppling him twice in the same over of Seelar. The first was a tough opportunity at long on boundary for Vikram Singh, who went too far to get more than a fingertip for the first of three sixes in the over, with the second ball going into the stands at midwicket later. ,

Two balls later and Singh didn’t get the chance again, a fast-moving straight drive was sailing well over his head, but Musa Ahmed had every chance of catching a straight at long off the final ball of the over. Butler drove the car right down his throat but scuffled the chance and dropped it. Buttler, who was dropped for 17 and 37 in the same over, happily extended his luck, scoring a fifty with a lofted back foot drive, sending a slow ball off the snatter high back over his head and sighting at full screen. Sent into the screen as England canter towards 300.

Butler took him past that milestone by reverse sweeping Dutt for a single off the last ball of the next over, with 12 overs still to run. Bass de Leede would come for more punishment in the 40th, picked up for back to back fours at empty fine leg, then next in the slot and slammed into the ceiling of the new indoor net over midwicket, rope and clubhouse. 21 runs in the over took England to 334-2 in the last ten, with a ground-record score of 443 in real danger, and even a world record 481 in sight. Butler would run to three points in a trice, a drag down six from Dutt in the 42nd square scored a century in 47 balls, and the next ball was sent over sight-screen and into the water, the next ball flicked over midwicket for six more.

Before Butler sent a short ball over the ropes of midwicket to score 400, Malan joined Boiseven’s next party, straight at the cameras and almost down to hit him on the second ground. Sealar would get a well-deserved wicket at the end In the 45th, Malan misjudged the slog-sweep and de Leede took the catch to the boundary behind square, but by then the Dutch captain was in no mood to celebrate. Even pinning Morgan lbw off the first ball, a successful Dutch review sent the England captain back without a score, doing little to lift the spirits of his opposite number.

And five overs of carnage is yet to come and sealer running Liam Livingstone had little to celebrate, falling the ground record in the next over as Livingstone went to town on Boisven’s swiftly torn legspin, every ball on the rope. as she had scored 32 runs. above. Livingstone would take England past 450 in the 47th, cutting a wide Phil toss for four from Van Beek, and Boisven’s day would get worse in the next over as Livingstone pulled Snater high towards the square leg boundary with a record fast Saw fifty, and Boisven caught on the rope. Livingstone’s half-century would come after three balls, on the 17th ball he faced hard on the screen for the 24th six of the innings.

Van Beek would keep England waiting for their world record, conceding just seven runs in the final over, but normal service resumed in the final. Butler overtook England’s own record by flicking a snatter over the midwicket boundary on the third ball, and Livingstone took the final two balls for a four dropped inside the midwicket rope, and hit a six to finish. for, slammed a short full toss. Long hours in hospitality tents.

Facing an apparently impossible chase, the Dutch reply nonetheless got off to a brisk start, Vikram Singh, with a bad thumb injury, still off point off the back foot to Reece Topley for the first boundary in the second over. was driving through confidently as he and Max O’Dowd took the Dutch for 13 for no loss after 2 overs, prompting comparisons around the field “at this level”. Singh’s promising start was cut short in the next, however, half ahead of Willie and lost his off-stump to a ball, who went back sharply from the seam.

O’Dowd will build pressure with Musa Ahmed, playing positive without ever threatening the required rate. Happy to face Adil Rashid, O’Dowd twice hits the legspinner at six overs long on, the second of two smashes a window in the media center directly in front of your correspondent. O’Dowd would go for fifty off the last ball of the 16th, hitting Rashid for a boundary, but losing his partner on the next ball, Musa patted Moeen Ali on the shoulder but telegraphed it too soon, sending Rashid down the street. It’s time to track goals. To take the diving catch behind the keeper.

Returning Toome Cooper escaped a lbw review after a drink as Topley cut his pad to the ball down leg, but the last ball of the over was not reviewed, angle off on and O’Dowd in the air, Was swinging on the off-stump. Back and went for a run-a-ball 55. Their innings gradually unraveled, as Cooper and de Leede climbed to more impossible heights as the asking rate understood that it took some batting before the next match. De Leede wanted to play his shots, and a six off Sam Curran was the best of them, but a top-edged pull held in deep backward would ensure Curran’s last laugh. Cooper would go in next, down the track for Ali and long on, and at 159-5 at 31 after the game had gone long.

Scott Edwards and Seelar batted well enough in the defeat after Ali claimed his third wicket to remove Logan van Beek, taking the Dutch past 200 with 10, and a record loss from notoriety. Saved. Seelar would be clean bowled for 25 by Willie in the 44th, but Edwards cut the loss to a series of partners, notably Rashid’s bowling on the way to a consoling half-century, but the Dutch barely half. By the time David Malan took his maiden ODI wicket to end the game, the monstrous target gave Boisven a 232-run victory in the final over.

The Dutch have just one day to take stock of the scale of their defeat and revise their plans ahead of Sunday’s second ODI.

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