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Stats - England smash record for highest-ever total in ODIs

Jos Buttler the wrecker-in-chief with his third ODI century in 50 or fewer balls

Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler added 91 in 5.2 overs  •  Getty Images

Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler added 91 in 5.2 overs  •  Getty Images

498 for 4 - England's total in Amstelveen is the highest-ever in one-day internationals. The previous highest was 491 for 4 by New Zealand Women against Ireland in 2018, while the previous highest in men's ODIs was also by England, when they posted 481 for 6 against Australia in 2018.
0 - Number of team totals in men's List A cricket higher than England's 498 for 4. It is now the highest total in the format, surpassing 496 for 4 by Surrey against Gloucestershire in 2007.
26 - Sixes hit by England, the most by any team in an ODI innings. England broke their own record, which was 25 sixes against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup.
1 - England became the first team to aggregate 300-plus runs through boundaries in an ODI innings. Their total of 498 for 4 included exactly 300 runs via boundaries - 36 fours and 26 sixes.
3 - Players to have scored a hundred for England in this game - Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler. It is only the third instance of three centuries in an ODI innings. The previous two were by South Africa in 2015 - against West Indies in Johannesburg and India in Mumbai.
164 - Runs scored by England in their last ten overs, the most by a team in this phase in a men's ODI (where ball-by-ball data is available). South Africa's 163 runs against West Indies in 2015 in Johannesburg was the previous most runs in this phase in ODIs.
3 - Number of hundreds in 50 or fewer balls for Buttler in ODI cricket - he is the only player to do this three times. He got to his century in 46 balls vs Pakistan in 2015, 47 balls vs Netherlands today, and in 50 balls vs Pakistan in 2019. All three hundreds are the fastest tons for England in ODIs.
65 - Deliveries Buttler needed to bring up the 150-run mark today, the second-fastest individual 150 in ODI cricket. The record for the fastest 150 remains with AB de Villiers, who took 64 balls to get there against West Indies at the 2015 World Cup.
17 - Deliveries taken by Liam Livingstone to get to his fifty, the fastest for England in ODIs. The previous quickest was 21 balls by Eoin Morgan against Australia in 2018 and Jonny Bairstow against Ireland in 2020. Livingstone's 17-ball fifty is also the joint-second fastest in ODIs, behind only AB de Villiers' 16-ball effort - separate to that World Cup blitz - against West Indies in 2015.
108 - Runs conceded by legspinner Philippe Boissevain, the fourth-most by any bowler in a men's ODI. These are the second-most runs conceded by a spinner in the format, behind 110 by Rashid Khan in the 2019 World Cup game against England. Boissevain is the first Netherlands bowler to concede 100-plus runs in an ODI.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo