Twitter Reactions: England batsmen plunder highest ever ODI score

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Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow

England batsmen 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 was 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.

Facing a massive target of 482, Australia slumped to 239 all out with 13 overs left in the match. England spinners Adil Rashid (four for 47) and Moeen Ali (three for 28), with a mountain of runs behind them, shared seven wickets.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions: