Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Stats: England amass the highest ODI total of all time

Stats: England amass the highest ODI total of all time

As England closed down to bettering their own previous record of 444 runs that came against Pakistan at the same venue, it was skipper Eoin Morgan who smashed a 30-ball 67 with the help of six sixes to help his side reach a monumental total of 481 runs in 50 overs.

England stormed to a one-day worldwide world record of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday. Thanks to twin tons by Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) England managed to score 481 in their stipulated 50 overs.

England's biggest ODI win: After bowling out Australia for 239, England won the match by 242 runs, which is their biggest win in the format. Andrew Tye finished as the worst bowler for the Aussies with 2 wickets for 100 runs in his 9 overs. It was Australia's biggest defeat in ODIs, bettering the 206-run defeat they had suffered at the hands of New Zealand way back in 1986. However, they faltered from 152/3 in 21st over to be bowled out for 239 by 37th over.

Bairstow and Jason Roy put on 159 for the first wicket before the opener was dismissed for 82 when he was run out by Paine after a good throw from D'Arcy Short.

The Australians then failed to show up with the bat.

England, then, are three up with two to play and pushing to complete their first ever 5-0 one-day whitewash of the old enemy to follow their 4-1 success in Australia last winter while retaining their status as the No1-ranked side in the world at Durham on Wednesday and Manchester on Sunday.

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6 - Jonny Bairstow scored his 6th ODI century and his fourth in the last six ODI innings. Alongside South Africa against Netherlands at Basseterre in 2007 and New Zealand against at Southampton in 2013, this is the joint most in an ODI.

England posted 481/6, the highest total in men's ODI cricket and the second-highest in List A cricket.

A crestfallen Tim Paine admitted Australia's record 242-run defeat to England at Trent Bridge was the toughest day of his cricketing career.

"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.

Adil Rashid has developed into a classy performer for England but the contributions of Moeen Ali in this series have been just as important to the team's success.

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