England batsmen posted the highest total ever scored in a men’s one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.
Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) both hit hundreds as, for the second time in two years at Trent Bridge, England posted a new record ODI score following their 444 for three against Pakistan at Nottinghamshire’s headquarters in 2016.
This was Australia’s heaviest defeat at this level, in terms of runs, surpassing a 206-run loss to New Zealand in Adelaide in 1986.
By contrast, England was able to enjoy their biggest victory in the format as they topped their previous ODI best — 210-run success against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015.
Facing a massive target of 482, Australia slumped to 239 all out with 13 overs left in the match. England spinners Adil Rashid (four for 47) and Moeen Ali (three for 28), with a mountain of runs behind them, shared seven wickets.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
A whirlwind of an innings from England to score close to 500 runs in a 50 over game. Looked more like an extended T20 match. feel sorry for th bowlers . #ENGvAUS
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 19, 2018
An unwanted record for Pakistan broken today:
England make 481 for 6 in 50 overs against Australia.
Previous highest ODI score was 444 for 3 by England against Pakistan in 2016.#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) June 19, 2018
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 19, 2018
Mayhem at Trent Bridge as England break ODI batting record. Australia getting stuffed and how!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 19, 2018
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) June 19, 2018
Just woke up and saw the score in England. What the hell happened over there & what is going on boys ? Gulp…..
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 19, 2018
Absolute masterclass from the boys with the bat!!! Pleasure to watch ! 🏏 #ENGvAUS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) June 19, 2018
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) June 19, 2018
This reminds me off my One day team playing against the Aussies ….. Men against boys …… #OnOn
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 19, 2018
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) June 19, 2018
Massive massive win for England,winning by 242 runs,spinners doing the job,largest victory margin for Eng in ODIs! #engvaus
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 19, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 19, 2018
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) June 19, 2018
Grounds with most 400+ totals in List A cricket
5 – Nottingham
4 – Johannesburg
3 – Taunton/The Oval/New Plymouth#EngvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 19, 2018
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 19, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 19, 2018
Despite a belter of a wicket at Trent Bridge, fabulous batting performance by England to pose the highest ever ODI score -481/6. Brilliant innings from Roy, Bairstow, Hales, Morgan #ENGVAUS
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 19, 2018
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) June 19, 2018
World Record score in ODIs Well played @ECB_cricket Smash smash smash
I’m sure a white ball just hit my car in Harrogate 🤪
— Ryan Sidebottom 🏏 (@RyanSidebottom) June 19, 2018