4 talking points from Trent Bridge
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jun 21, 2018,
Jun 21, 2018, 1:45
Australia's one-day cricket woes have plummeted to a new low as England racked up a men's world record total of 481-6 en route to a crushing 242-run win at Trent Bridge. Riding on sensational centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, England smacked the Aussies all over the park, on the way to record total of 481 runs in 50 overs.
Australia, who are 2-0 down in the five-match series, won the toss.
On a day to forget for the bowlers, Richardson had the best figures, finishing with 3-92, who found himself on a hat-trick with the wickets of Hales and Morgan (67).
For Australia it was the stuff of which nightmares are made, and Andrew Tye was made to suffer more than anyone. Only once in the 56-year history of List A cricket - when Surrey scored 496 for 4 against Gloucestershire at The Oval in 2007 - has any side scored more.
It was his fourth in his last six ODI innings - and although he was eventually caught at deep midwicket off Ashton Agar, having hit 15 fours and five sixes, number three Hales simply took over to the delight of his home crowd.
England's Jonny Bairstow plays a shot during his big innings.
The Poms smashed a world record 6/481 in the third ODI overnight, the highest score ever posted in an ODI by a fair distance. In a series of social media posts, Ganguly wrote, "To see nearly 500 runs scored in 50 overs in England is scaring me, bout the health of the game and where it's going". Bairstow's dream run continued and he notched his sixth century in 69 balls.
England's Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales congratulate each other after passing previous highest total of 444 runs.
"It's just a case of relaxing and watching the ball".
England notched their 2nd consecutive ODI series win against the world champions. The visitors will need to reverse history as only twice have teams breached the 400-run mark whilst batting second in ODIs. This Australia attack, missing at least three first-choice seamers as it is, is not the strongest and the relatively short boundaries meant that, a couple of times, top-edges carried for sixes.
The potency of the spinners has been one of most striking differences between the teams, with England claiming 15 dismissals through spin and Australia just one.