Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

3rd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of England at Nottingham, Jun 19 2018

3rd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of England at Nottingham, Jun 19 2018

Australia's one-day cricket woes have plummeted to a new low as England racked up a men's world record total of 481-6 en route to a crushing 242-run win at Trent Bridge.

England lead this five-match series against world champions Australia 2-0.

Australian bowler Andrew Tye. Only once in the history of List A cricket.

Bairstow has arguably been England's best player across all three formats over the past year and his century, coming off 69 balls, was his fourth in ODIs in 2018.

Brisbane Courier-Mail newspaper: "England has heaped further humiliation on an Australian one-day team in freefall..." England pipped their own record against Pakistan of 444 runs which was achieved in 2016 at Nottingham.

England's openers set a remarkable tempo, and Australia had no answer as Tim Paine deployed eight different bowlers in the first 24 overs - to no avail.

Australia, who had put England in on a pitch which made bowling a wildly unenviable task for all, then unsurprisingly could not sustain a plausible chase as Moeen Ali (three for 28) and Adil Rashid (four for 47) put the brakes on in a reply which crumbled to 239 all out in 37 overs. Shane Warne took to Twitter and wrote: "Just woke up and saw the score in England". The southpaw scored a fiery 67 runs from just 30 balls in the match in which England scored 481/6 in their 50 overs. Despite losing Bairstow, heaving down the throat of deep midwicket, and Jos Buttler, deceived by a slower ball, Morgan thrashed a 21-ball half-century.

England are the hosts of the next year's ODI World Cup.

Australia, however, were gifted a wicket when Roy ran himself out going for a needless second run.

Having recovered from the back spasm that kept him out of the Cardiff match, Morgan not only recorded the quickest fifty in England's ODI history but passed Ian Bell's record to become England's most prolific ODI run-scorer in the process.

Moeen, who was dropped from the Test team after a hugely hard winter in Australia and New Zealand, has taken eight wickets in the first three games of the series, including three today.

"We've got to bat against the top and against spin", said Langer. This is the joint-eleventh most by a bowler in an ODI innings.

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