England are the current World Champions in the One-Day Internationals. They won their maiden World Cup in 2019 at home, beating New Zealand in the finals. At the moment, England are without a doubt the best team in the world in the white-ball format. They have got the firepower in their batting order that can make or chase any target in ODIs and T20Is.
Notably, they hold the record of scoring the top three ODI scores by any team in the history of the game. So that should show you how destructive the English batting lineup is. However, in this article, we will discuss the highest total made by the English team in the history of one-day internationals.
List of Highest Team Score in ODI By England
|498/4||50.0||1||Netherlands||Amstelveen||17 Jun 2022|
|481/6||50.0||1||Australia||Nottingham||19 Jun 2018|
|444/3||50.0||1||Pakistan||Nottingham||30 Aug 2016|
|418/6||50.0||1||West Indies||St George’s||27 Feb 2019|
|408/9||50.0||1||New Zealand||Birmingham||9 Jun 2015|
|399/9||50.0||1||South Africa||Bloemfontein||3 Feb 2016|
|397/6||50.0||1||Afghanistan||Manchester||18 Jun 2019|
|391/4||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Nottingham||21 Jun 2005|
|386/6||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Cardiff||8 Jun 2019|
|373/3||50.0||1||Pakistan||Southampton||11 May 2019|
3. England (444/3) against Pakistan at Nottingham
The English side underwent a transformation following an early exit from the 2015 World Cup. Since then, they have become the team to beat in white-ball. Their third highest and overall highest score came against Pakistan at Nottingham in the third game of a five-match ODI series. England won the toss and chose to bat first. They lost the wicket of Jason Roy (15) early. But after that, it was complete carnage from Alex Hales and Joe Root (85).
Both batters added 248 runs for the second wicket and Alex Hales scored his career-best century of 171 runs off 122 balls. After that, Jos Buttler (90* off 51) and skipper Eoin Morgan (57* off 27) added 161 runs for the fourth wicket off just 72 balls to help England reach a huge total of 444/3 in their 50 overs. In reply, Pakistan showed some intent but could only manage 275 in 42.4 overs. England won that match by 169 runs.
2. England (481/6) against Australia at Nottingham
The second highest overall total for any team was made by England against Australia at Nottingham. It was the third game of the five-match ODI series. Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. But that decision totally backfired on them as England added two 150-run partnerships for the first and second wicket. Jason Roy gave England a good start. Then Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales both scored their respective centuries. Bairstow made 139 off 92 balls, including 15 fours and five sixes.
Hales made 147 off 92 balls, with 16 fours and five maximums. With a late flourish from Eoin Morgan (67 off 30), England posted a massive score of 481/6 in their 50 overs. It was a huge total to chase, and the result was predicted. Australia tried but got all out for just 239 in 37 overs, losing the match by 242 runs.
1. England (498/4) against Netherlands (Highest ever total in ODI)
The highest total ever by any team is under the name of England in ODIs. It was made against the Netherlands on June 17, 2022, at Amstelveen. It was the first match of the three-match ODI series. The Netherlands won the toss and chose to bowl and got the first wicket early. Jason Roy got out after scoring just one run. But after that, it was complete dominance. The next three English batters scored centuries. Phil Salt scored 122 off 93 balls, with 14 fours and three sixes.
Dawid Malan made 125 off 109 balls, including nine fours and three sixes. But the real carnage came from the bat of Jos Buttler, who registered the second fastest 150 in ODIs. Buttler scored an unbeaten 162* off 70 balls. Liam Livingstone, who came to bat at No. 6, hit the fastest fifty for England. He made 66* off 22 balls and England posted a mammoth total of 498/4 runs. In reply, the Netherlands only scored 266 and got all out. England won that match by 232 runs.