ENGLAND-  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.

Australia skipper Tim Paine decided for his team to bowl first and soon would regret that decision as the home batsmen ran riot against his inexperienced attack.

Jonny Bairstow was impressive as he batted 139 off 92 balls while Alex Hales smashed 147 from 92.

Skipper Eoin Morgan continued the scoring feast with a 21-ball half century, it was the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs, he become his country’s leading one-day scorer.

The record supresses England’s previous record of 444 scored two years ago against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge.

Australia were dismal and never looked threatening as  Moeen removed Travis Head and Shaun Marsh.

Adil Rashid ended with four wickets as Australia were bowled out in 37 overs for 239, England won their biggest ever winning margin in ODIs and at the same time handing Australia’s heaviest defeat.

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