Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

England shatter ODI world record with total of 481 against Australia

England shatter ODI world record with total of 481 against Australia

England's new world-record total of 481-6 delivered series victory over Australia after scintillating centuries from Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow in an astonishing Trent Bridge run-fest.

Cricket legend Shane Warne has taken to social media to express his shock at Australia's brutal defeat by England in the third One Day International on Wednesday morning.

In the process of scoring England's fastest ever ODI fifty, off 21 balls, one quicker than the previous record by Jos Buttler, Morgan became his country's highest-ever run scorer in one-day cricket. It was here they were bowled out for 60 on an unforgettable Ashes day three years ago and now they've conceded the highest score in one-day worldwide history.

Ashton Agar looked to have trapped Bairstow lbw for 27 but he was reprieved on review with the ball shown to be going over the stumps and he was then dropped by Marcus Stoinis four balls later at deep long-off.

Moeen, who was dropped from the Test team after a hugely hard winter in Australia and New Zealand, has taken eight wickets in the first three games of the series, including three today.

The 481-run total eclipsed the 444-3 England posted against Pakistan in 2016 at the same ground. It was all over by the 37th over, spin again proving crucial to England's biggest win against Australia with seven wickets shared between Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow put on 159 runs in just 19.3 overs.

Most ODI boundaries: England hit 41 fours and 21 sixes in their innings.

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Australian bowler Andrew Tye.

In what was desperate attempt to save runs, Australia used as many as eight bowlers in the match but to no respite.

Bairstow's entertaining innings came to an end when he picked out Richardson in the deep off Agar.

"The sky's the limit with these guys", Morgan added after England, the 2019 World Cup hosts, cemented their place at the top of the ODI rankings in style.

In reply, Travis Head scored a fluent half-century but Australia were bowled out for just 239 as England sealed an emphatic 242-run victory. AJ Tye went wicketless for 100 runs from nine overs and Jhye Richardson boasted the best figures of 3-92.

But a two-day turnaround before the fourth ODI in Chester-le-Street leaves the new captain and coach, Justin Langer, with little time to lift their charges.

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