England Breaks Highest ODI Score Record Against Australia

England has piled more misery on its opponents, Australia, in the third one-day international of the series after registering the highest total in the history of the format.

The hosts scored 481 for 6 in 50 overs, surpassing their own previous record of 444 for 3 which was set against Pakistan also at Trent Bridge back in 2016.

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow both hit centuries — 147 and 139 respectively — as England were on their way to score 500 at one point.

Hales and Bairstow both faced 92 deliveries each to display their brilliance whereas skipper Eoin Morgan came low down the order to give England the last boost. The skipper scored a rapid 67, which saw him become the leading scorer in ODI history.


Pakistan’s ODI Ranking Improves to No. 5 in the World

Morgan made his half-century from just 21 deliveries, fastest by an Englishman in ODI format. Here’s how Morgan’s record ranks against his countrymen:

Player Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
Eoin Morgan 180 5,443 37.79 91.77
Ian Bell 161 5,416 37.87 77.16
Paul Collingwood 197 5,092 35.36 76.98
Alec Stewart 170 4,677 31.60 68.36
Joe Root 111 4,556 50.62 86.81
Kevin Pietersen 134 4,422 41.32 86.70


In response, Australia crumbled in 39 overs and only managed to post 239 on the board as Adil Rashid took 4 for 47.

England’s Record-Breaking Spree

Here are all the records England broke after hitting the highest ODI score in the history of the game:

  • Highest men’s one-day international total.
  • England’s biggest ODI win and Australia’s heaviest defeat in terms of runs.
  • The record for most boundaries hit in an ODI with 62. The previous mark of 59 was held by England and Sri Lanka.
  • Morgan become the first batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs in England and Wales
  • Bairstow is only the eighth player to score four centuries in six ODI innings, after Virat Kohli, David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Kumar Sangakkara, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Zaheer Abbas.
  • Bairstow has hit four ODI centuries in 2018, equalling David Gower’s record in a calendar year (1983).
  • Bairstow & Roy recorded their fourth century opening stand, equalling the England record shared by Nick Knight and Marcus Trescothick.

The highlights are attached below for the game:

Highlights via England and Wales Cricket Board

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