ENG vs AUS 2018: England aim rare 500 mark in ODI cricket after recent record

Sky’s the limit with these guys, says Morgan after a thrilling win over Australia.

England registered a massive win over Australia on Tuesday | Reuters

Eoin Morgan-led England Cricket Team have sent a serious warning to other countries ahead of the 2019 World Cup by posting the all-time highest ever One Day Internationals total of 481/6 against Australia on Tuesday (19 June).

At Trent Bridge, the Lions were in a complete mood to hunt the Kangaroos in the third ODI, thrashing their arch-rivals by 242-runs to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series at home.

It was a complete all-round effort from England to make the history in the One Day Cricket, as Man-of-the-match Alex Hales' 147, Jonny Bairstow's 139, Jason Roy’s 82 and Morgan’s 67 helped the hosts to post the highest ever total, while Moeen Ali (3 wickets) and Adil Rashid (4 wickets) turned the match in favor of Lions in  style against Australia.

As per AFP, Morgan told reporters after the match, “I think (we’re) definitely very close (to 500). In the position we found ourselves today, with six overs to go, we’d have never imagined -- certainly after that game against Pakistan, which we’d come close, pass, and maybe stare down the barrel of scoring 500.”

The skipper further added, “It is the best, definitely. The players are obviously proud of what they’ve achieved but certainly, this is the best period of my career and the proudest as well.”

He is thrilled with the record-making triumph against Australia as this win keep England on the top of ICC ODI ranking in high before the World Cup 2019, saying “We've been very lucky with the group of players that we've had. The sky’s the limit with these guys.”

Morgan signed off by saying, “What was most pleasing was the level of intensity we operated at, and continued to operate at throughout the whole game. Whoever came in, every bowler who came "on, showed unbelievable energy, which is all you can ask."

 England will lock horns against Australia in the fourth ODI on Thursday (21 June) to be held at the Riverside Ground followed by final on Sunday (24 June) at Old Trafford.


By Rashmi Nanda - 20 Jun, 2018

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