England set a new world record total of 481 for six as they beat Australia by 242 runs to win the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Victory gave 2019 World Cup hosts England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in their five-match series with the world champions. Hundreds from Alex Hales, who made 147 on his Nottinghamshire home ground, and Jonny Bairstow, whose 139 was his fourth century in six matches at this level, helped England surpass their own previous all-time ODI record of 444 for three against Pakistan set at Trent Bridge in 2016.
World champions Australia could only manage 239 for nine in reply as they suffered their 14th defeat in 16 completed ODIs.
This was also Australia's heaviest defeat at this level, in terms of runs, surpassing a 206-run loss to New Zealand in Adelaide in 1986.
By contrast, this was England's biggest victory in the format, topping their 210-run win against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015.
The series continues at Chester-le-Street, the headquarters of northeast county Durham, on Thursday.
England 481-6, 50 overs (A Hales 147, J Bairstow 139, J Roy 82, E Morgan 67; J Richardson 3-92)
Australia 239, 37 overs (T Head 51; A Rashid 4-47, M Ali 3-28)
- Victory gave 2019 World Cup hosts England an unbeatable 3-0 lead
- World champions Australia could only manage 239 for nine
- The series continues at Chester-le-Street
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||910|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||808|
|5||David Warner Australia||803|
|1||James Anderson England||896|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|4||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|5||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|1||Virat Kohli India||899|
|2||Rohit Sharma India||871|
|3||Joe Root England||807|
|4||David Warner Australia||803|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||798|
|1||Jasprit Bumrah India||841|
|2||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||788|
|3||Kuldeep Yadav India||723|
|4||Trent Boult New Zealand||699|
|5||Josh Hazlewood Australia||696|
|1||Babar Azam Pakistan||858|
|2||Aaron Finch Australia||839|
|3||Colin Munro New Zealand||815|
|4||Lokesh Rahul India||780|
|5||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||749|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||752|
|3||Adil Rashid England||676|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||669|
|5||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||668|
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