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Today, England team made the highest one-day international total in history, posting 481-6 against Australia in the third ODI at Trent Bridge.
It eclipsed their own record of 444-3, set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016.
Alex Hales made 147 off 92 balls and Jonny Bairstow 139 off 92. Skipper Eoin Morgan became England’s highest ODI run-scorer of all time in hitting a 21-ball fifty, the fastest by an England player.
Speaking on Test Match Special, BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said: “This is a poor Australian side but they’ve been utterly dismantled. It’s been ruthless from England. The wheels fell off for Australia.”
Australia, who are 2-0 down in the five-match series, won the toss. Bairstow had earlier told Sky Sports: “It was amazing. This ground is a special ground for us – it always tends to bring something exciting. What a pitch it is.”
Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye suffered the worst punishment, his nine overs going for 100 runs. Have a look at the highest innings totals in One-dayers:
481-6 in 50 overs – England vs Australia in Nottingham on 19-06-2018
444-3 in 50 overs – England vs Pakistan in Nottingham on 30-08-2016
443-9 in 50 overs – Sri Lanka vs the Netherlands in Amstelveen on 04-07-2006
439-2 in 50 overs – South Africa vs West Indies in Johannesburg on 18-01-2015
438-9 in 49.5 overs – South Africa vs Australia in Johannesburg on 12-03-2006
It looked as though England would go past the 500-run barrier before a few late wickets caused the run flow to dry up slightly. We wish them hearty congratulations for such a humungous score.