England vs Australia: England clinch their biggest ODI win at Nottingham

Alex Hales

Alex Hales of England bats

Nottingham: It was an impressive victory for the English team as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs to make their biggest ODI win after posting a record total of 481/6 at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, sealing the series with two games to play.

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates reaching his century against Australia.

With 27 balls still to go, England notched up 450 just after 5pm local time (2am AEDT) in the 46th over of the third ODI at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Paine used eight bowlers in an effort to stem the tide of runs, with Alex Hales (147), Jonny Bairstow (129) and Jason Roy (82) setting the platform a mammoth total at the ground where the Test side were bowled out for 60 before lunch on their last visit three years ago.

Meanwhile Morgan, who missed the second ODI in Cardiff on Sunday with a back spasm, smashed England's fastest fifty at this level, off just 21 balls.

Bairstow plays a shot during the one-day worldwide on Tuesday.

The Australians then failed to show up with the bat.

Moeen, who was dropped from the Test team after a hugely hard winter in Australia and New Zealand, has taken eight wickets in the first three games of the series, including three today.

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During the process, the hosts went past their own record of 444 runs they put up against Pakistan in an ODI in 2016. England spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shared seven of the wickets with the former finishing with figures of 4-47 from his ten overs.

Australia skipper Tim Paine opted to bowl first in batting friendly conditions.

It proved to be hugely expensive as Bairstow continued the red-hot form which has seen him score four centuries in his last six innings.

Four balls later the Yorkshireman was dropped by Marcus Stoinis who grassed a catch on the run at deep long-off from Andrew Tye when he was on 32.

Bairstow's entertaining innings came to an end when he picked out Richardson in the deep off Agar.

"I did know at the start of the series I was close and to pass someone like Ian Bell (as highest ever ODI scorer) is something that is satisfying and the way I struck it today you just have to do that", he said.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan said "the sky's the limit" for his record-breaking side, with a total of 500 firmly in their sights after their rout of Australia.

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