The England Cricket Team created the record by posting the highest team total in ODIs on 19th June
2018 against Australia.
Australian captain Tim Paine won the toss and decided to field first. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy took the attack to Australian bowlers right from the word go. At the end of 10 overs, England raced to 79 for 0.
Both England batsmen continued to make the batting look easy and created enough pressure on the
Aussies bowlers. Bairstow reached his fifty off 39 balls while the explosive Jason Roy also reached half-century off 41 balls. The Australian bowlers looked clueless against the England openers.
Australia finally got the breakthrough as a run-out ended Jason Roy’s innings to end 159 runs stand laying a strong foundation.
Alex Hales maintained England’s momentum with positive stroke play. Bairstow showed his power-hitting
and completed his century off 69 balls. Hales was simply superb with his timing and reached 50 off 38
Both England batsmen showed no remorse on Australian bowlers. Jonny Bairstow was finally dismissed for a well made 139 off 92 balls with 16 fours and 5 sixes to end 151 runs stand for the 2nd
Eoin Morgan was in serious hitting mood and put them under severe pressure with his bighitting. On the
other hand, Hales completed his century off 62 balls. Morgan reached fifty off just 21 balls which did
more damage to the Australian line-up. Alex Hales was finally dismissed for a superb 147 off 92 balls
with 16 fours and 5 sixes.
Hales and Morgan added 124 runs for the 4th wicket. Jhye Richardson dismissed Hales and Morgan off successive balls. Despite some tight bowling in death overs, England posted a gigantic total of 481 for 6 in 50 overs.
In reply to 482 runs to win, Australia was bowled out for 239 in 37 overs. Travis Head was the top-scorer with 51, Marcus Stoinis 44. England won the match by a massive 242 runs margin.
England holds the record of the highest team total in men’s ODI. It will be very tough to break this record.
England 481 for 6 in 50 overs ( Alex Hales 147, Jonny Bairstow 139, Morgan 67, Jhye Richardson 3/92)
beat Australia 239 in 37 overs ( Travis Head 51, Stoinis 44, Adil Rashid 4/47, Moeen Ali 3/28) by 242