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England Yet Again Scores Highest Men's ODI Total Of 481 Runs, Thrash Australia By 242

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| June 20 , 2018 , 13:47 IST

 England’s cricket team yet again made a world record score of 481 of 6 wickets on Tuesday. They thrashed opponent Australia by 242 runs. The England team has taken an unbeatable lead of 3-0 in the 5 match ODI series.

Australian captain Tim Paine, who won the toss, used eight bowlers but was unable to stop the damage. England broke their own record of 444 of 3 wickets which they scored against Pakistan.

After England’s huge total, Australia got off to a poor start, they were dismissed for 239 in 37 overs as the English team won the match by 242 runs.

Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 4/47 in his stipulated 10 overs.

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Earlier in the English innings, when Hales, who already had a hundred to his name, hoisted Jhye Richardson for six in the 46th over, which took England's score to 446 for three, it meant the English had broken their own world record in men's ODI cricket. Hales eventually holed out for 147 on his Nottinghamshire home ground and walked back to the dressing room to a standing ovation.

England’s chances of achieving the 500 fleet ended when Hales and Morgan were dismissed off successive deliveries to leave them at a total of 459 for five off 47.3 overs.

England failed to score any boundaries in the last four overs of the game except a four which came of a leg bye, but before that, they struck 21 sixes during an incredible display of strokeplay.