Records broken in England's score of 408/9 in first ODI against New Zealand
Blitzkrieg centuries from Jos Buttler and Joe Root powered England to their highest ever ODI score of 408/9 in the ongoing match at the Edgbaston, in the process bringing up the highest ODI innings total ever recorded in England. New Zealand are faced with the prospect of bringing up the second highest ever successful run chase only after South Africa’s 438 against Australia in 2006.
Root's 78-ball 104 was the third-fastest ODI century by an Englishman, while Buttler's 77-ball 129 – only the second century of his career – was the second-fastest, as the hosts rampaged to a huge total, breaking several records in the process.
Buttler and Adil Rashid’s partnership of 177 was the highest 7th wicket partnership in ODI history. Buttler’s 129 was also the highest score by an England No.6.
This was the first time England crossed the score of 400, leaving Bangladesh, Pakistan, West Indies and Zimbabwe as the only Test playing teams without a 400+ total in ODIs.
This was also the first time a team scored over 400 after having lost a wicket in the very first ball of the innings – opener Jason Roy dismissed by Trent Boult.
400 has been scored twice in a single ODI only on two occasions – South Africa’s 438 against Australia in 2006, and in 2009 when Sri Lanka scored 411/8 in reply to India’s 414/7.
Trent Boult finished with figures of 4/55 from 10 overs amongst that carnage. What a bowler!— Fernie (@fern_n_coke) June 9, 2015
Your next England captain is, @josbuttler! Believe me, that will work! He will captain how he bats & is incredibly calm under pressure!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) June 9, 2015
MEANINGLESS STAT ALERT: Plunkett's 13 off 3, at strike rate of 433, the fastest ever ODI innings of 3 or more balls. http://t.co/NnD0BwwgMp— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) June 9, 2015