NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) - England extended its own record in one-day worldwide cricket by 37 runs after smashing the highest-ever total of 481-6 as it beat Australia by 242 runs in the third ODI on Tuesday.
The world record came with the help of centuries from Alex Hales (who was eventually out for 147) and opener Jonny Bairstow, who made 139.
Australia's bowlers have been taken apart by England's blistering batting line-up as the hosts chalked up a world record 6-481 in the third ODI at Trent Bridge.
Three years later, an Australian team bereft of stars through injury and suspension was handed its heaviest ODI defeat, just hours after England whacked 21 sixes to pile on 481 - the highest ever ODI team score.
While Australia were looking hard to find a silver lining, Eoin Morgan, the England skipper, was ecstatic with his team's showing in Nottingham.
A crestfallen Tim Paine admitted Australia's record 242-run defeat to England at Trent Bridge was the toughest day of his cricketing career.
Meanwhile, England thrashed 21 sixes and 41 fours in becoming the first side to cross the 450-mark in ODI history.
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On a day to forget for the bowlers, Richardson had the best figures, finishing with 3-92, who found himself on a hat-trick with the wickets of Hales and Morgan (67). Bairstow's dream run continued and he notched his sixth century in 69 balls.
In response, Australia fell well short of the record target, making 239 all out in 37 overs.
Alex Hales admits he is feeling the pressure following the England form of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy.
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.
Remarkably England failed to strike a boundary in the last four overs - although the damage to the Australian morale was already done. The last time England played Australia at the Riverside, in July 2012, they won comfortably by eight wickets although that side was based on the solidity of Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott in the top three.
Jhye Richardson took three for 92 in 10 overs while medium-pacer Andrew Tye's nine wicketless overs cost 100 runs.