England smash ODI records as Australia are humiliated at Trent Bridge

England smash ODI records as Australia are humiliated at Trent Bridge

England smash ODI records as Australia are humiliated at Trent Bridge

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly reacted bluntly after England piled up a record 481 for six in their quota of 50 overs in the third One Day International match against the visiting Australian cricket team at Trent Bridge.

The runs continued to flow after Roy's departure for a 61-ball 82, with Bairstow (139 off 92 deliveries) and Alex Hales (147 off 92) each racing to three figures.

Eoin Morgan, England's ODI captain, became the country's highest run-scorer in this format during a 21-ball fifty -the fastest by any England batsman in terms of balls faced - on his way to 67.

But for a depleted Australia this was a chastening eighth loss in nine matches at this level against England, the world's top-ranked ODI side.

334 - Australia's highest successful run-chase, prior to this match. Only once in the history of List A cricket.

Bairstow's hundred was his fourth in six ODIs while Hales's century ended a run of low scores.

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The 481-run total eclipsed the 444-3 England posted against Pakistan in 2016 at the same ground.

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England's openers set a remarkable tempo, and Australia had no answer as Tim Paine deployed eight different bowlers in the first 24 overs - to no avail.

Buttler followed shortly after, having been sent in up the order at four, before Hales and Morgan added 124 runs in just 59 balls.

In reply, Australia were dismissed to 239 runs in 37 overs to give England yet another bilateral ODI series win. It is the first time England have won back-to-back ODI series against Australia since 1986-87 and, with two games to go, they now have a chance to complete their first 5-0 whitewash over them.

Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar thought he had Bairstow lbw for 27 when he missed a sweep but the batsman's review showed the ball, surprisingly, missing leg stump.

The opening stand fetched 159 runs inside 20 overs and was broken with Roy's run out in his attempt to scamper for the second run. And after Short chipped one to mid-on, Head poked a return catch to Moeen Ali and Shaun Marsh lofted to long-on.

"The wicket was still terrific when we batted on it as well".

"That's just the nature of bowlers around the world".

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