England produced a batting masterclass in third ODI, says Ricky Ponting

Eoin Morgan of England

Captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun as he struck a 21-ball half century.

England have broken the world record for the most runs scored in a one-day global cricket match, leaving Australia's new-look team reeling.

Man-of-the-match Alex Hales top-scored with 147 on his Nottinghamshire home ground, just as he had done when making 171 in England's 444 for three - the previous ODI record total - against Pakistan at Trent Bridge two years ago.

"Eoin Morgan gets the fastest one-day worldwide fifty for England".

England lead this five-match series against world champions Australia 2-0.

Australia skipper Tim Paine opted to bowl first in batting friendly conditions. They won the first three matches at the MCG, the Gabba and the SCG but stumbled to a defeat in the fourth game of the series at Adelaide Oval when Australia reduced them to 8 for 5 batting first.

Even with Smith and Warner, Australia might have struggled to avoid what became their heaviest defeat at this level, in terms of runs, and England's largest win.

Having had the stuffing knocked out of them by England's batsmen, the Aussies were then humbled by the bowlers, with Travis Head the only tourist to pass 50.

The brutal onslaught which proved to be a worthy entertainer for the fans present at the Trent Bridge was initiated by the England opening pair of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow who set the tone for a massive total with a mammoth 159 runs stand for the opening wicket.

Morgan hit six of them and, for good measure, went past Ian Bell as England's all-time record ODI runscorer.

Once again it was spin that did the damage with Adil Rashid taking 4-47 and Moeen Ali 3-28.

481 - England's epoch-making total for the loss of just six wickets.

He then went on to add that the display of cricket by both sides in Nottingham was 'like playing book cricket.' Ganguly felt that Aussie bowlers such Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc were capable of playing effectively in both forms (Test and ODI) just like their predecessors, McGrath, Lee and Warne did for Australia so successfully for a number of years.

England registered 21 sixes and 41 fours, while Australia's bowling figures made for predictably grim reading.

Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye suffered the worst punishment, his nine overs going for 100 runs. Sri Lanka now has the third-highest total of 443-9 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen in 2006.



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