Bairstow, a centurion at Trent Bridge, smashed 79 off 66 balls while Roy plundered two sixes and 12 fours in his century, before Jos Buttler, with a 28-ball half-century, and Alex Hales proved thunderous finishers, ensuring the total was knocked off with 32 balls to spare. Three balls later Willey induced an edge from Michael Neser and Buttler held the catch behind the stumps.
Centuries from Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch helped Australia reach 8-310 after 50 overs – their highest score of a hard tour – after Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat.
They are dead and buried in the five-match one-day global (ODI) series against England and will be whitewashed for the first time in such a format by their oldest rivals if they lose the final game at Old Trafford on Sunday (11am).
Two years ago, England defeated Pakistan by 444 scores which they obliterated by making 481 for 6 in its third one-day worldwide.
This was one of nine fours he struck in a 43-ball fifty.
“Being on the fringes of an England team, it’s about as hungry as you ever should be to string together good performances and make sure you’re fit and ready whenever the chance comes”. Overton will rejoin the Lions next week and will be available to play the remaining matches of the Tri-Series. They had played this innings against Pakistan. While Travis Head did most of the slaughtering in the power plays’, he was dismissed in the first ball of the twentieth over at the score of 63 off 64.
It was the first time in the series that Australia managed to last full 50 overs but with England batsmen in such form, they needed more than just that. On Tuesday, England never stepped off the pedal, with all of Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan running riot.
If Australia had any reason to be optimistic between innings, the illusion was brutally short-lived.
It’s all a far cry from the opening match of the inaugural men’s World Cup in 1975 when England, in what was then a 60-over competition, made a then record 334 for four against India at Lord’s.
“I’ve got massive respect for England and the way they are playing their cricket”, added Langer. Later, in 335 runs top 3 players were gone for the team England but captain Morgan came and started to dominate the bowlers.
It was England’s fourth straight victory over their greatest rivals and they are on track for a 5-0 clean sweep over the beleaguered Australian outfit. “Manchester presents a different challenge and different conditions so hopefully we adapt well again”.
With England already having taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, they will consider resting some of their seamers – notably Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and David Willey – for the final two matches. We got ourselves into a good position and failed to capitalise in the last 10.