Eoi Morgan © Getty Images
Eoi Morgan © Getty Images

Eoin Morgan went past Ian Bell‘s tally of 5,416 runs to become the leading ODI run-scorer for England. England, who are leading the 5-ODI series against Australia 2-0, piled up a mammoth 481 for 6 in the third ODI. Morgan came to bat after Jos Buttler fell. He smashed his half-century in just 21 balls, the quickest by an England player. In his innings he struck 3 fours and 6 sixes. Morgan also has 744 runs for Ireland, which means his total ODI tally is 6,160. He also became the first cricketer to score 3,000 ODI runs on English soil.

Earlier in the match Jason Roy (82) and Jonny Bairstow (139) added 159 for the opening partnership before Alex Hales (147) and Morgan took over. England’s 481 for 6 is the highest ever ODI total (beating their previous world record of 444 for 3 by a huge margin), the second-highest List A score (after Surrey’s 491 for 4), and the second-highest ODI score across gender (after New Zealand Women’s 490 for 4 eleven days ago).

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, Ashton Agar 10-0-70-1] vs Australia 30 for 1 in 3.3 overs [D'Arcy Short 15(12); David Willey 1.3-0-18-1].