Mumbai: After England scored 498/4 in the ODI against the Netherlands on Friday, English wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler said that they will “keep trying” to make 500 runs in an ODI inning.
England broke their own record for the highest team in ODI history as they beat 498-4 in a 232-run win on Friday.
Butler, David Malan and Phil Salt scored centuries while Liam Livingstone batted in the 45th over and scored England’s fastest ODI half-century as they surpassed their previous record of 481 against Australia in 2018.
“We’ve come close to this once before and the message in the team is to keep pushing the boundaries and try to take the team forward,” Butler told reporters.
“Is it a matter of time before we make the 500? I don’t know. We’ll keep trying to do it. It’s a tough thing to try to achieve. It’s probably going to be on a small wicket at the ground.
“I think the biggest thing, no matter what, is the mindset that we are showing as a team. We keep trying to improve it and as a team, it gets better when we play. We know it puts us in a good position.
Buttler completed his century in just 47 balls, the second-fastest in England’s history and the ball shy of his own record, earning praise from limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan.
“Jos played in a world of his own, as he has been over the last year or two years,” Morgan said.
“It’s incredible to watch and not something we ever get sick of or take for granted. It really is amazing cricket. It’s the reason he probably is the best white-ball cricketer in the world at the moment.”