41 fours, 21 sixes and a whopping 481. Let that sink in, blimey! Australia would wish they were a goldfish so that they can shrug off this day. On the other hand, a remarkable record-breaking day at the office for England. The end result is they are 3-0 up in the series and head to Chester-le-Street next to try and extend the lead. On that note, this is a gobsmacked and dizzy Sriram AS taking leave along with Akshay Maanay, Rishi Roy and Shashikant Singh. See ya!
Alex Hales, Man of the Match: It's as good as it gets (To score a hundred at his home ground). Managed to replicate my performance against Pakistan a couple of years back, it's a special day. To beat the opposition by close to 240 runs is unbelievable. I think the pool of talent we have got around in England in white-ball cricket is really good at the moment. Striving to improve more.
Eoin Morgan, England captain: Certainly, it's a proud feeling. To operate at that level throughout the whole game was outstanding. We have two more games left and two more opportunities to score big for the batsmen. It's a good headache to have (about the selection). The talent we have in the change room is brilliant. We are going to Durham next, will try to reassess. We have a pretty settled batting unit. We need to be top of our game, 50-over game has moved forward dramatically over the last few years and we have put ourselves in a position where we have adapted brilliantly.
Tim Paine, Australian captain: Today was a learning experience for all of us. As I said, It was tough, no matter where we put the fielders, they hit the gaps and they were red-hot, that's the yardstick of 50-over cricket. Some young guys are getting some games. 12 months is a long time in cricket (looking ahead of WC) and things can change pretty quickly.
A few key stats from today's breathtaking game, courtesy Deepu Narayanan:#1: Biggest wins for England (by runs):242 v Aus, Trent Bridge, 2018 *210 v NZ, Edgbaston, 2015202 v Ind, Lord's, 1975198 v Pak, Trent Bridge, 1992196 v East Africa, Edgbaston, 1975#2 Heaviest defeat for Australia (by runs):242 v Eng, Trent Bridge, 2018 *206 v NZ, Adelaide, 1986196 v SA, Cape Town, 2006164 v WI, Perth, 1987159 v NZ, Auckland, 2016#3 Biggest losses for a Full Member side (by runs):272 Zim v SA, Benoni, 2010258 SL v SA, Paarl, 2012257 WI v SA, Sydney, 2015245 Ind v SL, Sharjah, 2000242 Aus v Eng, Trent Bridge, 2018 *
20:53 Local Time: A jubilant England bunch shake hands with beaming smiles on their faces. Hi-fives follow and they take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. In all fairness, nothing out of the ordinary and unexpected transpired in the denouement. A record-breaking score of 481 carnage set England up and their bowlers didn't have to do anything out of the box, really. It was imperative for the visitors' batsmen to go after the bowling from ball one and they did show some intent. Head, Marsh and Stoinis got starts instinctively but an intimidating target must've sent chills down the spine for their batters. The required rate kept creeping up with each passing over and they were forced to play catch-up cricket as England's spin duo - Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shared 7 spoils between them to shoot the Aussies for 239. David Willey chipped in with 2 wickets as well. Presentations imminent, do stick around.
Adil Rashid to Stanlake, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Stumping check sent upstairs. Buttler looks pretty confident. Replays in: Stanlake has dragged his back leg out of his crease and the keeper was quick to whip the bails off. OUT
Billy Stanlake, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Jhye Richardson, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Moeen Ali [4.0-0-24-2] is back into the attack
250 runs required from 90 balls.
Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Adil Rashid to Agar, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Liam Plunkett [5.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
Required rate jumps to 14.5
Mark Wood [5.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack
Jhye Richardson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Ashton Agar, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Adil Rashid to Paine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Tim Paine, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Australia need to score another 19 runs to avoid the heaviest ODI defeat in terms of runs
Willey to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
David Willey [4.0-0-38-1] is back into the attack
Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Adil Rashid to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Drinks are on the field now..
Aaron Finch, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Shaun Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Mark Wood [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Joe Root, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Boooooooooo goes around the ground. Or is it Roooooooooot?
Shaun Marsh, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to D Arcy Short, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Bairstow at the extra cover fence now
David Willey, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Nothing untoward yet. A nice and solid start. More importantly, a composed start.
D Arcy Short and Head are at the crease. D Arcy Short is on strike. Mark Wood will open the attack
Back for the chase. Big chase ahead! Can we see some fight? Or a meek submission? Here we go!