LONDON - England cricket team, boosted by Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant centuries, surpassed their own record of 444/3 (against Pakistan) to notch the highest-ever ODI score on Tuesday. The Eoin Morgan-led side reached the milestone when it touched 446/3 in 45.3 ovs against Australian cricket team in the third ODI of a five-match series in Nottingham on Tuesday.
The previous world record, also made by England , happened in August 30, 2016. England surpassed their world record ODI score of 444 as they went past that total against Australia with more than four overs still to bat at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Tuesday.
Jonny Bairstow’s swashbuckling 139 and a magnificent 143 not out by Alex Hales took England past the total they achieved two years ago against Pakistan at the same ground.
Captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun as he struck a 21-ball half century -- the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs -- to become his country’s leading one-day run scorer.