Morgan and Roy fail to make it to the first ODI against Netherlands© Twitter
It was a party for most of England’s batsmen as they made their way home for the highest ODI score in the opening match against the Netherlands on Friday. Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, and David Malan all scored centuries to take England to a mammoth 498/4 at Amstelveen. Liam Livingstone also played an innings of 66 runs in 22 balls. England eventually dismissed the Netherlands for 266 to register a 232-run win and take a 1–0 series lead. Although most of the batsmen made fun of the spectators, it was not worth remembering for Jason Roy and England captain Eoin Morgan.
While Roy could score just one run in seven balls, Morgan was dismissed for a golden duck.
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to troll the duo with a hilarious meme taken from the hit film ‘3 Idiots’.
same energy #ENGvsNED pic.twitter.com/DrrfpT9lNm
— Wasim Jaffer (@wasim jaffer14) June 17, 2022
While England were just two runs short of their first score of 500 in ODIs, they broke their own record for the highest ODI score of 481/6 against Australia in 2018.
In fact, the three highest ODI team totals now belong to England, with 444/3 against Pakistan third on their list.
Meanwhile, Buttler missed a ball as he equaled AB de Villiers to score the fastest 150 in ODIs.
Livingstone also missed AB de Villiers’ record off a single ball as he registered the joint-second-fastest fifty in the format.
Livingstone took 17 deliveries, while AB de Villiers made a record of 16 balls.
Sanath Jayasuriya was the first batsman to score a half-century in 17 balls, while Kusal Perera and Martin Guptill also achieved the feat.
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