(Reuters) – England set a one-day world record of 481 for six while defeating Australia for 242 runs at the Trento Bridge to take an unbadailable 3-0 lead in the five-game series on Tuesday.
Australia Captain Tim Paine was chosen to hit first and soon regretted that decision as the batters of origin ran riot against their inexperienced attack.
Jonny Bairstow looted a magnificent 139 of 92 balls while Alex Hales broke 147 of 92.
Captain Eoin Morgan got into the scoring party with a 21-half-ball, the fastest of a hitter England in ODIs, to become the best one-day scorer of their country.
The total surpbaded the previous record of 444 of England scored two years ago against Pakistan, also in the Trent Bridge.
Australia was never in the hunt once starter D & # 39; Arcy Short snatched a catch to Moeen Ali from David Willey's bowling in the fourth inning and Moeen knocked out Travis Head and Shaun Marsh.
Adil Rashid finished with four wickets, while Australia threw in 37 overs for 239, which gave England its highest winning margin in ODIs and Australia's worst defeat.
It was an extraordinary shooting day by the hitters of England, although they recorded an ODI record 62 limits, including 21 six. The only disappointment was that they could not go beyond the 500-race barrier after some terrain fell.
Surprisingly, England failed to establish a limit on the last four overs, although the damage to Australian morale was already done.
Australia captain Tim Paine described England's hitting as one of the "best shots I've ever seen".
"They are red-hot right now" , He said. "One day's cricket is as difficult as I've been in 16 or 17. Today was a learning experience."
"Wherever we put the field, they come to the gaps. They are the cricket measure of 50 envelope at this time. "
England had a flying start with Jason Roy and Bairstow offering a signal of what was to come.
Bairstow stepped on three legs of Jhye Richardson's quick first bat and Roy got into Billy Stanlake, pulling him for a six when England reached 38-0 after five overs.
Bairstow was abandoned on the 30th by Marcus Stoinis and that proved extremely costly as it began to splash the limit.
When Roy he was without 82, brought Hales to the limit and started the Australian attack with gusto, hitting 16 fours and five sixes in a thud.
It seemed inevitable that England would reach 500, but Hales and Morgan went into successive balls until that Richardson received a late reward and the racing rate finally declined.
Morgan, who will lead England to a World Cup next year, said it was a complete exhibition. 19659023] Slide show (3 Images)