English batter Jos Buttler mentioned that England will preserve making an attempt to achieve the 500-run mark in ODIs. He feels that it could possibly occur on a batting-friendly wicket in a small floor, though it’s tough to try to obtain. On June 17 (Friday), England got here near reaching that milestone, as they arrange a world-record whole of 498 in opposition to the Netherlands in VRA Cricket Floor, Amstelveen throughout their first ODI.
Buttler mentioned that no matter how a lot the workforce scores, it’s the mentality that they present to maintain on making an attempt to enhance and higher themselves. The wicketkeeper-batter scored an unbeaten 162 runs off 70 balls within the first ODI in opposition to the Netherlands, taking the workforce previous the earlier report set by themselves of 481-6 in opposition to Australia in 2018.
“We’ve come shut one time earlier than this and the message within the workforce is to attempt to preserve pushing boundaries and taking the workforce ahead, take the sport on,” mentioned Buttler as quoted by TOI. “Is it a matter of time earlier than we make 500? I don’t know. We’ll preserve making an attempt to do it.”
Eoin Morgan in awe of Jos Buttler for his masterclass in 1st ODI
England’s 498-4 additionally beat the earlier finest in Record-A cricket of 496-4 set by Surrey in 2007. England captain Eoin Morgan mentioned that it was “unimaginable” and never one thing that may be taken as a right. He additionally referred to as Buttler the perfect white-ball cricketer on the planet for the time being, following his unimaginable knock in Amstelveen. Unsurprisingly, Buttler was named the Participant of the Match in a 232-run victory over the hosts for his relentless hitting in opposition to the Dutch bowlers.
“Jos (Buttler) performed in a world of his personal like he had been over the past yr or two years,” mentioned the England captain. “It’s unimaginable to observe and never one thing we ever get sick of or take as a right. It truly is superb cricket. It’s the motive he in all probability is the perfect white-ball cricketer on the planet for the time being.”
England have damaged the 400-run barrier 5 instances in ODIs, and now have the three highest scores within the format, together with their 444-3 in opposition to Pakistan that was scored in 2016. The earlier finest, earlier than 2016, was held by Sri Lanka with a rating of 443-9 which was additionally scored in Amstelveen, again in 2006.