June 19, 2018 / 8:12 PM / a month ago

Cricket-England hit record 481 in ODI thrashing of Australia

(Updates at innings close)

June 19 (Reuters) - England stormed to a one-day international world record of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday.

The home batsmen ran riot with Jonny Bairstow plundering a magnificent 139, Alex Hales smashing 147 and skipper Eoin Morgan striking a 21-ball half century — the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs — to become England’s leading one-day scorer.

The total surpassed England’s previous record of 444 registered two years ago against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge.

Australia were bowled out for 239 as England claimed their biggest ODI victory margin. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond and Ken Ferris)

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