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England has stormed to a world record 6-481 as they demolished Australia's bowling attack in the third match of their ODI series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Jonny Bairstow's swashbuckling 139 and a magnificent 147 by Alex Hales took England past the total of 3-444 it made against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge, two years ago.

Captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun as he struck a 21-ball half century — the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs — to become his country's leading one-day run scorer.

Jonny Bairstow raises bat and helmet to celebrate century

It looked as though England would go past the 500-run barrier before a few late wickets caused the run flow to dry up slightly.

England failed to score any boundaries in the last four overs — but before that it struck 21 sixes during an incredible display of stroke play.

Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye suffered the worst punishment, his nine overs going for 100 runs.

The Australians are yet to bat.

External Link: England v Australia third ODI scorecard


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