England vs Australia: England clinch their biggest ODI win at Nottingham

Lynette Rowe
June 22, 2018

England set a new world record total of 481 for six as they beat Australia by 242 runs to win the third one-day global at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

England's Alex Hales was the top scorer with 147, while Johney Bairstow made 139 before the team proudly walked to the pavilion for the loss of six wickets.

England couldn't manage much in the last few overs, but they ended with the highest ODI score and the second highest list A cricket score of 481 for 6 in 50 overs, the BBC reported.

England and Australia will once again lock horns in the fourth ODI at Chester le street tomorrow.

True to reputation, England, the No.1-ranked ODI side in the world, have showcased tremendous nous for the format in the five-match series, and have gone about dismantling the five-time World Cup winners from the get-go.

Australia captain Tim Paine chose to bowl first and was soon lamenting that choice as the home batsmen went insane against his unpracticed assault.

Australian coach Justin Langer says the only way is up for his shell-shocked side after their record ODI defeat against England.

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Morgan took just 21 balls to reach his half-century, the fastest by any England batsman in terms of balls faced.

"Everything we tried didn't work and everything they tried came off". It was also an unwanted record for Australia, who have never conceded more sixes in an ODI.

In the meantime, the Barmy Army also plundered the highest ever ODI score of 481 runs. While understandably not wanting to tinker with the batting line-up, Morgan suggested the England camp would take a look a how to best utilise the bowlers for the remaining fixtures up in Durham and then on to Old Trafford.

But an attack missing injured Ashes-winning fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, struggled for line and length in overcast conditions on a ground favouring swing bowling, with medium-pacer Andrew Tye's nine wicketless overs costing 100 runs.

"Mentally, I feel pretty good and playing at (my) home ground, where I've got a good record, I hope I can put in a big performance".

In response, Australia fell well short of the record target, making 239 all out in 37 overs. Australia called for a review when they thought they detected an inside edge on one from Stanlake that nipped back at Roy (replays showed the ball brushed his trousers), while Bairstow was dropped on 30 by Marcus Stoinis running back from mid-off and reprieved on review having been given out leg before attempting to sweep Ashton Agar.

As far as the Australian bowlers are concerned, it was a day that they would like to forget pretty soon.

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