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England Fall Just 2 Runs Short Of 500 As New ODI World Record Created By Eoin Morgan & Co.

NED vs ENG 1st ODI: England reached the milestone courtesy of some powerpack knocks from Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone.

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The England Men's Cricket Team set a new world record by scoring the highest-ever score in an One-Day International match. In the first ODI against the Netherlands on Friday, England amassed 498 runs for the loss of four wickets, breaking its own record from 2018. England had scored 481/6 against Australia four years ago, which was the previous highest innings total.

Netherlands vs England: 1st ODI

England reached the milestone courtesy of some powerpack knocks from Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Liam Livingstone. After Jason Roy was dismissed for 1 off 7 balls, Phil Salt and Dawid Malan forged a crucial 222-run partnership. Salt and Malan were dismissed for 122 and 125 runs by Logan van Beek and Pieter Seelaar, respectively. 

Jos Buttler remained unbeaten at 162 off 70 balls, which he scored at a strike rate of 231.42. Buttler hit a whopping 14 sixes and 7 boundaries during his knock. Liam Livingstone also remained unbeaten as he scored 66 off just 22 balls with a strike rate of 300. Netherland will now have to score 499 runs to win the match. 

The Netherlands are currently batting at 121 for the loss of three wickets, trying to chase down 498 runs on the board. Vikramjeet Singh was the first batter to be dismissed for the Netherlands as he was removed by David Willey for 13 off 14 balls. Adil Rashid then took the wicket of Musa Ahmed in the 17th over, dismissing him for 13 off 22 balls. Max O'Dowd scored 55 off 55 balls before being dismissed by Reece Topley. Tom Cooper and Bas de Leede are currently batting for the Netherlands at scores of 14 and 11 runs. The Netherlands will have to create some magic to chase down the huge total as they still have more than 320 runs to score in 150 balls.

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