England captain Eoin Morgan says his team were operating on a different level in their record breaking one-day victory over Australia at Trent Bridge.
The Three Lions wrapped up the five-match series against the Baggy Greens in emphatic fashion on Tuesday as they posted a world-record ODI total.
England made 481-6 in 50 overs, bettering their own record set when they smashed 444-6 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2016.
The home side hit a record 62 boundaries as they dismantled Australia's bowling attack, Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales topscoring with 147 while Jonny Bairstow made 139.
Morgan added 67, completing his half-century in just 21 balls as he became England's all-time leading one-day run-scorer.
In response, Australia never got near England's mammoth total, collapsing to 239 all out in 37 overs with Adil Rashid taking 4-47 as Morgan’s men won by 242 runs.
England are now 9/4 to win next year's World Cup on home soil after hammering the defending champions, who are facing a series whitewash heading into the final two matches.
Morgan was over the moon with England's performance and says they have set the day very high for future one-day matches.
"It's a day for everyone in that changing room to be very proud of," said Morgan.
"The way we operated and the level of intensity we brought to the game was on a different level to what we have produced in any performance over the last three years.
"It was as close to a complete performance as we have ever got to. Outstanding performances backed up by guys being relentless."
England take on Australia again in game four of the series on Thursday at Chester-le-Street and are 2/5 to win the match, while the Baggy Greens are 2/1.
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