England Extended its own world record in one-day international cricket after smashing the highest ever total 481/6 against Australia on Tuesday.
No 3 Alex Hales hit 16 fours and five sixes in reaching 147 off 92 balls and opener Jonny Bairstow scored 139 also off 92 deliveries in his fourth ODI century in the last six games.
England which leads the five-match series 2-0 held the previous record when it scores 444-3 against Pakistan in 2016 at the same Trent Bridge ground.
Bairstow’s opening partner Jason Roy hammered 82 and missed out his 2nd century. Eoin Morgan hit 67 off 30 deliveries. Morgan becomes England’s all-time leading scorer in the 50 over format with 6,187 ODI runs. Australian Captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to field but the decision backfired spectacularly. seamer Andrew tye finished on 0-100 off nine overs.
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