Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

England posted the highest total ever scored in a men's one-day global of 481 for six as they thrashed world champions Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.

Bairstow struck three fours off fast in and out Jhye Richardson's first finished and Roy tucked into Billy Stanlake, pulling him for a six as England came to 38-0 after five overs.

Justin Langer described Australia's record loss to England as "brutal" and "a shock" and said his players could not have had a worse day as they slumped to a third straight loss, handing the five-match ODI series to England.

England amassed 481-6, taking them beyond t their own world record of 444-3, made against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016, to ensure victory was merely a formality, the tourists never threatening in their reply.

"Certainly a day for everyone in that changing room to be very proud of", England captain Eoin Morgan said.

While England's batsmen took all the plaudits, and were backed up in the field, Australia failed to make an impact, slumping to a heaviest one-day global defeat, an eighth loss in nine 50-over games.

It was a wonderful day of shot-production by England's batsmen however as they cut an ODI record 62 limits, including 21 sixes.

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Morgan, playing in his 180th ODI, became England's all-time leading scorer in the 50-over format with 5,443 runs as he surpassed Ian Bell's 5,416 runs.

England spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shared seven wickets between them as Australia were dismissed for 239 with 13 overs to spare.

Alex Hales (147 off 92) then came in and continued the damage, with skipper Eoin Morgan (67 off 30) furthering it in the last 10 overs. Certainly there were aspects of this match - mostly some outrageous hitting - that created an entertaining and memorable spectacle.

June 19, 2018 witnessed a total of 1,355 List A runs scored in England. The 31-year-old returned figures of 0-100 off nine overs, making him only the second Aussie to leak a century of runs in a one-day global.

The game of cricket was always defined by the battle between willow and cherry but off late, it has been more about the former and it won't be good for the game in the long run.

The off-spinner was proving hard to get after, and so it was again when Australia's Cardiff centurion Shaun Marsh failed to get enough on an attempted straight six and was caught on the long-on boundary by Liam Plunkett - the second of two wickets for the addition of five runs leaving the tourists 100-3. The even bounce could mean the bowlers might be in for a tough time.

Chasing 482, Australia was all out in the 37th over for 239 runs.

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