England's cricketers set one-day record against Australia
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jun 21, 2018,
Jun 21, 2018, 1:47
England's impressive one-day team posted a world-record ODI score on their way to securing a series win over Australia. Bairstow slammed a 92-ball 139 and Hales took the same amount of deliveries to amass a quickfire 149 runs.
The hosts sealed five-match series with a 242-run victory, which is Australia's largest defeat as well.
Bairstow struck three fours off quickie Jhye Richardson's first over and Roy tucked into Billy Stanlake, pulling him for a six as England reached 38-0 after five overs.
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. Only once in the history of List A cricket. Having started his career for Ireland in 2006, Eoin Morgan made quite a way to become one of the greatest players for England.
It wasn't just Australian wickets that tumbled at Trent Bridge yesterday - so did one-day records as England obliterated their old foe in sensational style.
England notched their 2nd consecutive ODI series win against the world champions. "It's a case of following and watching the ball".
Australia, however, were gifted a wicket when Roy ran himself out going for a needless second run. Bairstow's dream run continued and he notched his sixth century in 69 balls. On the sort of pitch that most batsmen would like to whisk to Paris for the weekend - and most bowlers would like to never see again - England gorged and feasted on runs until they dripped down their chins.
In the process, he surpassed former England cricketer Ian Bell's 5416 ODI runs.
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.
That is 38 more than the 443-3 they scored at the same ground two years ago, when Pakistan were the opponents, and is the latest statement of intent from the favourites for next year's World Cup.
"The wicket was still terrific when we batted on it as well".