Third ODI: England whip Australia in the wake of posting ODI record

Eoin Morgan of England

Eoin Morgan of England

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.

Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow made 139 on Tuesday, his fourth hundred in six ODIs that included a century in a shock loss to Scotland just before this series.

England stormed to a world record 481 for six as they demolished Australia in the third match of their ODI series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham this morning. The previous mark was 3-444, also set by England at Trent Bridge, against Pakistan two years ago. Eoin Morgan's late effort of 67 off 30 saw England go past a record total.

While England's batsmen took all the plaudits, and were backed up in the field, Australia failed to make an impact, slumping to a heaviest one-day worldwide defeat, an eighth loss in nine 50-over games.

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The foundation of England's total was high-class centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales and the quickest half-century in their ODI history from Eoin Morgan.

By contrast, 2019 World Cup England were 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. Morgan reached the landmark in 167 innings while Bell Scored those runs in 157 innings.

It was clear from the off that England were in the mood to quickly wrap up the series with two games to spare, Bairstow and Jason Roy (82) putting on 159 for the first wicket.

It proved to be hugely expensive as Bairstow continued the red-hot form which has seen him score four centuries in his last six innings. While understandably not wanting to tinker with the batting line-up, Morgan suggested the England camp would take a look a how to best utilise the bowlers for the remaining fixtures up in Durham and then on to Old Trafford. The even bounce could mean the bowlers might be in for a tough time.

But an attack missing injured Ashes-winning fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, struggled for line and length in overcast conditions on a ground favouring swing bowling, with medium-pacer Andrew Tye's nine wicketless overs costing 100 runs. We expect more carnage from them.

During their chase, Australia failed to get a proper partnership and lost wickets at regular intervals.

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