According to BBC: England made the highest one-day international total in history as they crushed Australia by 242 runs to seal the series at Trent Bridge.

The hosts scored 481-6 in 50 overs – eclipsing their own own record of 444-3, set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016.

Alex Hales hit 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 as England briefly threatened to post 500 in the third ODI.

Australia were bowled out for 239 in 37 overs as Adil Rashid took 4-47.

England’s win, which gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with two games to play, came only 11 days after New Zealand made the highest total in a women’s ODI – 490-4 against Ireland in Dublin.

While the innings of Hales and Bairstow, which both lasted 92 balls, laid the platform, skipper Eoin Morgan provided the late impetus with a rapid 67.

The left-hander hit a 21-ball half-century – the fastest by an England player – in becoming his country’s all-time top ODI run-scorer.

“This is a poor Australian side who have been utterly dismantled,” said BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

“It was ruthless from England. The wheels fell off for Australia.”

England set new ODI world record with incredible 481-6 as Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow score centuries vs Australia

England 481-6; Australia 239 all out: Captain Eoin Morgan became England’s highest ODI runscorer as the hosts set a towering total in the third match of the series.

It takes something special to upstage a football World Cup but England’s cricketers have managed it after they obliterated their record for the highest total in the history of one-day international cricket.

Just under two years ago on this ground, England cut loose to post 444 for three against Pakistan. Back in Nottingham, it was the turn of Australia’s bowlers to be eviscerated this time as Eoin Morgan’s team rewrote the record books once again by making a phenomenal 481 for six in this third one-day international.

In an awe-inspiring demonstration of power hitting, Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales both bludgeoned big hundreds – each facing 92 balls and scoring 139 and 147 respectively.

Jason Roy’s 82 from 61 balls, and Morgan, with 67 from 30, also contributed to an historic total that put their team on the brink of a seventh successive series win according to INDEPENDENT.

England vs Australia: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow help hosts smash record 481, rout visitors by 242 runs in third ODI

England posted the highest total ever scored in a men’s one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed world champions Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.

Nottingham: England posted the highest total ever scored in a men’s one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed world champions 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 in 2016.

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

Meanwhile England captain Eoin Morgan became the country’s all-time leading run-scorer in this format during a 67 that featured a 21-ball fifty – England’s quickest in men’s ODIs as written by First Post.

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