England took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series against Australia, winning today by 242 runs.
Australia won the toss and decided to bowl at Trent Bridge, which was a decision they were going to regret by 5pm, this afternoon, in Nottingham.
England 481-6 (Jason Roy 82, Jonny Bairstow 139, Alex Hales 147, Eoin Morgan 67; Jhye Richardson 3-92)
Australia 239 (Travis Head 51; Moeen Ali 3-28, Adil Rashid 4-57, David Willey 2-56)
Result England won by 242 runs
The top order England batsmen Jason Roy 82, Jonny Bairstow 139, Alex Hales 147 and Skipper Eoin Morgan 67 plundered the Australian bowling, hitting an ODI record 481-6, beating their own previous record of 444-3 against Pakistan, at Trent Bridge, in 2016. Eoin Morgan hit the fastest ODI fifty for England off 21 balls and became the highest run getter in ODIs for England as well. Jhye Richardson (3-92) was the pick of the Australian bowlers with Ashton Agar 1-70, off his 10 overs.
In reply, Travis Head hit a 39 ball 51, before he was caught and bowled by, his fellow Worcestershire teammate, Moeen Ali and Australia fell away to 239 all out, in a very disappointing performance all round. Moeen Ali (3-28), Adil Rashid (4-57) and David Willey (2-56) were the pick of the England bowlers.
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(wk) ,Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia - Travis Head, D'Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Tim, Paine(c)(wk), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake
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