Breaking News: Hales, Bairstow centuries helped England to post a world record ODI total of 481/6
Nottingham, June 19 (Cricketnmore) England registered a world record total of 481 for 6 against Australia in their third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Tuesday.
Alex Hales (147 off 92) and opener Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) plundered Australian bowlers all around the park as England bettered their previous world's highest total of 444/3 set in 2016 against Pakistan. Jason Roy (82 off 61) and Eoin Morgan (67 off 30) also contributed handsomely to England's cause as the hosts put up a massive total that could seal the series for them in the third match, after wins in the first two matches in London and Cardiff. Put into bat, Bairstow and Roy gave England a flying start, putting up 159 for the opening wicket in 19.3 overs.
Roy ran himself out while running for a second run in the third ball over of the 20th over which he played to the deep square leg. D'Arcy Short put in a throw in time to glovesman Tim Paine to catch Roy short of the crease. Hales joined Bairstow in the middle and the duo added to the solid foundation. The duo made every Australian bowler struggle as they shared a massive 151-run partnership for the second wicket and also notched up their respective centuries in quick time.