England - 481/6 - notch highest-ever ODI cricket score, Australia lose big
England cricket team reached the milestone when it touched 446/3 in 45.3 ovs against Australian cricket team in the third ODI of a five-match series in Nottingham on Tuesday. England ended on 481/6 and won by 242 runscricket Updated: Jun 20, 2018 02:06 IST
England cricket team, boosted by Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant centuries, surpassed their own record of 444/3 (against Pakistan) to notch the highest-ever ODI score on Tuesday. The Eoin Morgan-led side reached the milestone when it touched 446/3 in 45.3 ovs against Australian cricket team in the third ODI of a five-match series in Nottingham on Tuesday. In 50 overs, England reached 481/6.
Jonny Bairstow’s swahsbuckling 139 and a magnificent 147 by Alex Hales took England past the total of 444 for three they made against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge, two years ago.
Captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun as he struck a 21-ball half century -- the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs -- to become his country’s leading one-day run scorer.
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.
England failed to score any boundaries in the last four overs -- but before that they struck 21 sixes during an incredible display of strokeplay.
Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye suffered the worst punishment, his nine overs going for 100 runs.
World champions Australia could only manage 239 for nine in reply as they suffered their 14th defeat in 16 completed ODIs.
HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALS IN ONE DAYERS:
481-6 in 50 ovs - England vs Australia in Nottingham on 19-06-2018
444-3 in 50 ovs - England vs Pakistan in Nottingham on 30-08-2016
443-9 in 50 ovs - Sri Lanka vs Netherlands in Amstelveen on 04-07-2006
439-2 in 50 ovs - South Africa vs West Indies in Johannesburg on 18-01-2015
438-9 in 49.5 ovs - South Africa vs Australia in Johannesburg on 12-03-2006
438-4 in 50 ovs - South Africa vs India in Mumbai on 25-10-2015
BY S.PERVEZ QAISER
(With inputs from Reuters)