And former Australia stars Shane Warne and Michael Clarke weren’t too pleased with the performance from the boys. Shane Warne took to Twitter and wrote: “Just woke up and saw the score in England. What the hell happened over there & what is going on boys ? Gulp.....”
Just woke up and saw the score in England. What the hell happened over there & what is going on boys ? Gulp.....— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 19, 2018
Former skipper Michael Clarke too vented his frustration on Twitter and wrote: “Morning ♂️”
Morning ♂️— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 19, 2018
England posted the highest total ever scored in a men's one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.
Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) both hit hundreds as, for the second time in two years at Trent Bridge, England posted a new record ODI score following their 444 for three against Pakistan at Nottinghamshire's headquarters in 2016.
This was Australia's heaviest defeat at this level, in terms of runs, surpassing a 206-run loss to New Zealand in Adelaide in 1986.
By contrast, England were able to enjoy their biggest victory in the format as they topped their previous ODI best -- 210-run success against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015.
The 62 boundaries England struck in their innings was also a new record at this level, surpassing the 59 managed by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands, a non-Test nation, in Amstelveen, 12 years ago.
Faced with a massive target of 482, Australia -- missing star batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, both given year-long bans for their roles in March's ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town -- slumped to 239 all out with 13 overs left in the match.
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First Published: June 20, 2018, 12:39 PM IST