Jonny Bairstow smashed 139 off 92 balls © Getty Images
Jonny Bairstow smashed 139 off 92 balls © Getty Images

England have registered the highest ODI total in history, in the third ODI against Australia, scoring 481 at  Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The previous record was held by England themselves, 444 for 3 against Pakistan at the same venue two years ago. Jason Roy (82) and Jonny Bairstow (139) added 159 for the opening wicket partnership. Alex Hales took charge once Roy fell, never let the tempo go down, and scored 147. He was eventually bowled by Jhye Richardson.

Captain Eoin Morgan became England’s top run-scorer in ODIs (he went past Ian Bell). His 67 took only 30 balls. He reached fifty in only 21 balls, a new English record. In pursuit of quick runs, the England middle-order batsmen fell in a heap, which probably cost them about 10 runs.

England have almost confirmed a win here which will seal the series against Australia. Australia will need a near-miracle to chase this down and stay alive in the series.

Australia used eight bowlers in total but none of them seemed to trouble the batsmen whatsoever. Richardson managed to sneak in a maiden but went for 92; Andrew Tye’s 9 overs went for exactly 100; and Marcus Stoinis gave away 85 in his 8 overs.

Brief scores:

England 481 for 6 in 50 overs [Jason Roy 82(61), Jonny Bairstow 139(92), Alex Hales 147(92), Eoin Morgan 67(30); Jhye Richardson 10-1-92-3] against Australia.