England has broken their own world record for the highest total ever scored in a men’s ODI cricket match. On Tuesday at Trent Bridge England posted 481 for 6 vs Australia.
The previous world record of the highest ODI total was also by England at the same location in Trent Bridge. It was 444 for 3 against Pakistan back in 2016. Now they have beaten their own record and made a new one. In the 46th over, Alex Hales score a six off Jhye Richardson’s ball and made history again.
Hales scored 147 runs for 92 balls and Jonny Bairstow made 139 also of 92 deliveries. England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan scored the fastest fifty ever by any English batsmen, 50 runs on 21 balls.
Morgan said, “Certainly a day for everyone in that changing room to be very proud of. The level of intensity was different to anything we’ve done in the last three years. It was as close to a complete performance as we’ve got to. There are two more opportunities to score big runs.”
It also felt that at one point that England might become the first ever team to score 500 runs in a men’s ODI match but that didn’t happen. Australia was bowled out for 239 runs with 13 overs to go.