England set a one-day international men's cricket record of 481-6 before handing Australia their biggest ever ODI defeat this morning.

Australia were bowled out for 239 in the 37th over to lose by 242 runs - their heaviest margin of defeat in 914 games. Their previous biggest loss in terms of runs was by 206 runs against New Zealand in 1986.

The innings fell just short of the ODI world record of 490 set by the White Ferns last week against Ireland.

Alex Hales made 147 from 92 balls and Jonny Bairstow 139 from 92 and England finished with run rate of 9.62.


Opener Jason Roy also hit 82 from just 61 balls while Eoin Morgan hit a quickfire 67 from 30 balls

The previous highest total was 444 for three, which England made against Pakistan at the same ground two years ago.

The pick of the Aussies bowlers, if you could say that, was Jhye Richardson who had 3-92 from 10 overs. Andrew Tye went for 100 from nine overs while Marcus Stoinis had figures of 0-85 from eight overs.

Highest scores in men's ODIs:
481-6—England vs. Australia, Nottingham, 2018
444-3—England vs. Pakistan, Nottingham, 2016
443-9—Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006
439-2—South Africa vs. West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015
438-4—South Africa vs. India, Mumbai, 2015
438-9—South Africa vs. Australia, Johannesburg, 2006
434-4—Australia vs. South Africa, Johannesburg, 2006
418-5—South Africa vs. Zimbabwe, Potchefstroom, 2006
418-5—India vs. West Indies, Indore, 2011
417-6—Australia vs. Afghanistan, Perth, 2015