England Score 481/6 vs Aus, Break Own Record of Highest ODI Score
- England: 481/6 in 50 overs (A Hales 147, J Bairstow 139, J Roy 82, E Morgan 67; J Richardson 3/92)
- Australia: 239 all out in 37 overs (T Head 51; A Rashid 4-47, M Ali 3/28)
- England won the match by 242 runs and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match series.
England extended its own record in one-day international cricket by 37 runs after smashing the highest-ever total of 481-6 as it beat Australia by 242 runs in the third ODI on Tuesday.
Alex Hales (147 off 92) and opener Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) plundered Australian bowlers all around the park as England bettered their previous world's highest total of 444/3 set in 2016 against Pakistan
They are red hot at the moment. That is as hard a day’s cricket as I’ve had in 16 or 17 years. Today it was a learning experience. Wherever we put the field they hit the gaps. They are the yardstick of 50-over cricket right now.Tim Paine, Australia Captain
Australia were never in the hunt once opener D'Arcy Short chipped a catch to Moeen Ali off the bowling of David Willey in the fourth over and Moeen removed Travis Head and Shaun Marsh.
Adil Rashid ended with four wickets as Australia were bowled out in 37 overs for 239 -- handing England their biggest ever winning margin in ODIs and Australia's heaviest defeat.
England has an unsurmountable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
No. 3 Alex Hales hit 16 fours and five sixes in reaching 147 off 92 balls, and opener Jonny Bairstow scored 139 — also off 92 deliveries — in his fourth ODI century in the last six games.
England held the previous innings record when it scored 444-3 against Pakistan in 2016 at the same Trent Bridge ground.
Australia, which won the toss and chose to field, never looked like reaching the huge target as spinners Adil Rashid (4-47) and Moeen Ali (3-28) shared seven wickets between them.
There were some outstanding performances and we were relentless both with the bat and the ball. It’s certainly a day to be proud. The top three are a huge asset to have. There are two games to go and still opportunities for them to score big runs so hopefully they will continue to be as hungry as they were today.Tim Paine, England Captain
Put into bat by Tim Paine, Bairstow and Roy gave England a flying start, putting up 159 for the opening wicket in 19.3 overs.
Roy ran himself out while running for a second run in the third ball over of the 20th over which he played to the deep square leg. D'Arcy Short put in a throw in time to keeper Tim Paine to catch Roy short of the crease.
Hales joined Bairstow in the middle and the duo added to the solid foundation. The duo made every Australian bowler struggle as they shared a massive 151-run partnership for the second wicket and also notched up their respective centuries in quick time.
Bairstow brought his six ODI ton off a delivery from Short as the England opener slammed a massive hit into the stands in the 26th over.
Together, they took Eangland past the 300-run mark in just 33.2 overs.
Pacer Jhye Richardson came with the much needed breakthrough for the visitors as Bairstrow was caught at deep-midwicket by Ashton Agar in the 35th over.
Hales on the other hand continued to build the England innings but lost his incoming partner Jos Buttler quickly as the wicketkeeper fell cheaply on an individual score of 11 runs as the host's scorecard read 335/3.
Australia's little success was short-lived as Hales and Eoin Morgan notched up another century partnership, adding 124 runs together for the fourth wicket. In the course of the action, Hales also slammed his 6th ODI ton off just 62 deliveries.
With England's score reading 459 runs, Richardson gave two successive blows to the host, dismissing both the batsmen in the 47th over but it was however, a bit too late.
Morgan played a quick-fire cameo of 30-ball 67 while Hales departed after contributing a massive 147 off 92 deliveries. While Hales scintillating knock contained 16 fours and five sixes, Morgan hit three boundaries and six hits in to the stands.
Moeen Ali's 11 followed by unbeaten Joe Root and David Willey's four and a run in the final moments took England to a record 481 runs in the allotted 50 overs.
Richardson was the lone successful bowler for Australia after bagging three wickets but leaked 92 runs from his 10 overs.