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On This Day: England set new ODI world record of 481 for six

On This Day: England set new ODI world record of 481 for six
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England were in the runs at Trent Bridge on June 19 three years ago.

England set a new one-day international world record of 481 for six to wrap up a series victory over Australia on June 19, 2018.

There were scintillating centuries from Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow in an astonishing Trent Bridge run-fest.

The hosts took an unassailable 3-0 series lead with a mammoth 242 run win – their biggest in one-day internationals, and Australia's heaviest defeat – after surging past their own previous global all-time high of 444 for three at the same venue two years previously.

England celebrate their historic victory
England celebrate their historic victory (Mike Egerton/PA)

Eoin Morgan (67) put in a supporting bid for the headlines by hitting England's fastest ever 50, from 21 balls, in the third-century stand of the innings before he and Hales (147) holed out to successive balls from Jhye Richardson.

Bairstow (139) and Jason Roy (82) were England's first two driving forces in an opening stand of 159 and there was no let-up in the unprecedented run-rate.

Australia, who had put England in on a pitch that made bowling a wildly unenviable task for all, then unsurprisingly could not sustain a plausible chase as Moeen Ali (three for 28) and Adil Rashid (four for 47) put the brakes on in a reply that crumbled to 239 all out in 37 overs.

Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century
Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century (Mike Egerton/PA)

Morgan had his sights on breaking 500, and said afterwards: "I think (we're) definitely very close.

"In the position we found ourselves today, with six overs to go, we'd have never imagined that we'd come close (to the record), pass, maybe stare down the barrel of scoring 500.

"It's a very proud day for us. The sky's the limit with these guys."

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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