riding her high IPL Form, Jos Buttler came into his own as he scored the fastest 150 in international cricket against the Netherlands at Amstelveen. The full force of England’s batting lineup came to the fore as three hundred were scored in no time, taking them to a world record score of 498 runs, just two short of 500. Butler, the top scorer said that someday some team would get it. 500 in ODI cricket
Eoin Morgan’s team defeated their own points of 481-6 in the first match of the three-match series against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018. Jos Buttler, who scored an unbeaten 162, scored his century off just 47 balls – recalling his own record for England’s fastest century from just one ball – while Phil Salt and David Malan also scored three figures.
“It’s a really exciting time for us,” Butler said after the match played under blue skies at the VRA cricket ground outside Amsterdam.
“Is it a matter of time before we make the 500? I don’t know. We’ll keep trying to do it,” Butler said. “It’s a tough thing to try to achieve. It would probably have to be on a belting wicket on a small ground.”
Amstelveen is usually a small ground and had previously seen scores of over 400 when Sri Lanka scored 443 in 2006.
Butler said after the match, “We’ve come close once before and the message in the team is to try and take the team forward by pushing the boundaries.”
“I have definitely tried to support my sixes more than I have done in previous years. I’m going to try to hit more sixes… and that was really the plan today.”