England’s one day international team produced a record breaking innings yesterday in Nottingham in their 3-0 ODI series lead over Australia.
Australia broke a record of their own, but not one they will hold close to their hearts. The Aussie’s lost by a historic 242 runs, the biggest margin between the arch rivals when England have been on the winning side.
Australia captain, Tim Paine said after the drubbing, “We’re a long way off, England are red hot”.
Meanwhile, England’s Eoin Morgan said, “”If we continue to improve at the rate we have in the past three years, we’ll put ourselves in the best possible position to win the World Cup.”
How the ODI’s have panned out so far:
1st test: England: 218/7 (44 overs)
Australia: 214 all out (47 overs).
England win by 3 wickets.
2nd test: England: 342/8 (50 overs)
Australia: 304 all out (47.1)
England win by 38 runs.
3rd test: England: 481/6 (50 overs)
Australia: 239 all out (37 overs)
England win by 242 runs.
England broke the ODI record that they set themselves in the very same venue, Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
This made it official that England have won the series, with two more ODI’s coming tomorrow and also on the 24th of June (Sunday).
This impeccable result comes from England’s embarrassing loss to Scotland in Edinburgh, England’s first ever loss to Scotland.
England set their previous record against Pakistan, with England setting a whopping 443/3 in 2016.
A fantastic partnership between Hales and Morgan saw England score 124 runs in just 61 balls.
On the bowling front Rashid racked up 4 wickets, with Ali getting 3 wickets and Willey getting 2.
Some have said recently that ODI’s are too easy for Batsmen and the format has come under some criticism since yesterday’s historic win for England, however the more records broken the more interesting a spectacle games become, especially with the World Cup next year.
With the ODI Cricket World Cup next year England are in the best shape possible, and are also the highest ranked team in the tournament.
England’s batting scores (highest four):
A.Hales: 147 (out).
J.Bairstow: 139 (out).
J.Roy: 82 (out).
E.Morgan: 67 (out).