Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone. (Picture by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

The primary ODI between England and the Netherlands turned out to be a historic one for the guests, as they smashed 498 runs of their 50-over quota, breaking all boundaries and registering the best ODI whole within the historical past of the sport. It was a memorable outing for the bunch of batters, however a particular one for Liam Livingstone who smashed the second-fastest ODI half-century, equalling Sanath Jayasuriya, Martin Guptil, and Kusal Perera’s report of a 17-ball fifty.

The all-rounder took 17 deliveries to smash a wonderful half-century after he introduced himself into the sport in type by taking up Netherlands bowler Philippe Boissevain and smashing him for 32 runs (six boundaries) within the 46th over that included 4 sixes and a few fours. The English batters had been in terrific kind as Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, and Jos Buttler had reached the three-figure mark, scoring a century every earlier than Livingstone walked in. In truth, Buttler introduced up his ton off simply 48 balls, second-fastest for England in ODIs.

Malan’s dismissal introduced in Eoin Morgan, however the latter’s poor kind continued as he was taken on the primary ball that he confronted and walked again to the pavilion for a golden duck. His dismissal gave Pieter Seelaar a chance to bag a hat-trick, however Livingstone had another plans for him and his staff. He simply not registered the second-fastest ODI fifty, but additionally recorded the quickest half-century by an Englishman.

Quickest half-centuries in ODIs:

Participant Balls Opposition 12 months
AB de Villiers 16 West Indies 2015
Sanath Jayasuriya 17 Pakistan 1996
Kusal Perera 17 Pakistan 2015
Martin Guptill 17 Sri Lanka 2015
Liam Livingstone 17 Netherlands 2022

Whereas Salt and Malan walked off after scoring 122 and 125 runs respectively, Jos Buttler remained unbeaten for a 70-ball 132* runs alongside Livingstone who scored an undefeated 66*(22) to take England to the humungous whole. The English staff has now scripted their title within the historical past books with golden phrases, as they broke their very own report of the best whole in an ODI match.

England broke their very own report of the best ODI whole

The earlier whole was registered by the English batters once they hosted Australia within the 12 months 2018. England had racked up 481 runs on the lack of six wickets with a view to register a large victory of 242 runs towards the mighty Australians. Even then, that they had damaged their very own report of 444/3, the rating that that they had registered towards Pakistan on the identical venue, Nottingham, in 2016. With the terrific first innings rating towards the Netherlands, England now holds the report of the highest three highest staff totals within the ODI format.

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