England on Tuesday set a new world record for the highest total ever scored in men’s one-day international as they went past the previous record of 444 against Australia to post an insane total of 481 on the scoreboard at Trent Bridge.
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When Alex Hales, who already had a hundred to his name, hoisted Jhye Richardson for six in the 46th over it meant England had broken their own world record in men’s one-day internationals.
Hales eventually holed out for 147 on his Nottinghamshire home ground after opener Jonny Bairstow had made 139.
Eoin Morgan, England’s ODI captain, became the country’s highest run-scorer in this format during a 21-ball fifty—the fastest by any England batsman in terms of balls faced—on his way to 67.
When Hales and Morgan were dismissed off successive deliveries to leave England 459 for five off 47.3 overs, there were still 15 balls left in the innings.