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.
Jonny Bairstow looted a brilliant 139 off 92 balls while Alex Hales crushed 147 from 92.
It was carnage in Nottingham as the hosts England put up a massive score of 481 for 6 in just 50 overs.
England's win, which gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with two games to play, came only 11 days after New Zealand made the highest total in a women's ODI - 490-4 against Ireland in Dublin. England broke their own record and eclipsed the highest score of 444/3 in ODI cricket, which they had achieved against Pakistan in 2016.
"Certainly a day for everyone in that changing room to be very proud of", England captain Eoin Morgan said.More news: United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
England plundered 21 sixes and 41 fours in total as they set Australia, who must win this match to keep the series alive having lost the first two matches, a target which was more than daunting.
Australian captain Tim Paine has won the toss and elected to field against England in their must-win third ODI at Trent Bridge.
It was a remarkable day of shot-making by England's batsmen though as they carved an ODI record 62 boundaries, including 21 sixes.
"Everything we tried didn't work and everything they tried came off. Normally that happens for an hour or two and you get a couple of wickets but it happened for as long as it did".
Australia, however, were gifted a wicket when Roy ran himself out going for a needless second ru But Hales was quickly into his stride with three fours in four balls off medium-pacer Stoinis.More news: North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit
Hales arrived at the crease in the 20th over, with 159 runs already on the board thanks to Jason Roy's opening effort of 82 from 61 balls, and it was clear from the outset what his job would be. The even bounce could mean the bowlers might be in for a tough time. Following the shambolic defeat, the former English cricketers ripped apart their Ashes-rivals and ridiculed them on Twitter.
None of Australia's bowlers - and Tim Paine used eight in total - escaped the caning handed out by England's top order, although Ashton Agar conceded a comparably "frugal" seven runs per over.
Australia, needing nearly 10 an over to get close to their target, played their shots but were never likely to get close to saving the series.
But the home batsmen were rarely troubled on a road of a wicket that saw AJ Tye go for wicketless for 100 runs from nine overs with Jhye Richardson boasting the best figures of 3-92.More news: Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'