More records await red-hot England led by Eoin Morgan in the ongoing One-Day International series against beleaguered Australia.
England batsmen have absolutely massacred the Australian bowlers in the ongoing ODI series.
In four games so far, they have scored 300-plus total on three occasions. And the only time they missed out was in the first game when they were chasing a modest target of 215.
In the third ODI, the Three Lions scored a staggering 481 for six – the highest-ever total in the ODI history.
Centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, plus a 21-ball half-century from Eoin Morgan helped England eclipse the 444 for three which they registered against Pakistan two years ago.
And the fiery batting lineup is now eyeing another world record. With scores of 218, 342, 481 and 314, Morgan and his men have scored a total of 1,355 runs from the four matches. And England needed 263 more runs to create history.
Currently, the record for most runs in a five-match series stands at 1,617. This record is also held by the current world number one ODI side.
During the series against New Zealand in 2015, England had scored 408, 365, 302, 350 and 192, the last of those being a rain-reduced 25-over contest.
Australia holds the second place in the list. The reigning world champions had scored 1,593 runs against India at home in 2015-16.
Till date, only seven teams have crossed the 1,500 run-barrier in a five-match bilateral series. Interestingly, all the seven occasions have occurred in the past four years.
Meanwhile, England is also on the brink of setting up yet another record. A win in the final ODI will see them whitewash Australia in a five-match series for the first time.
Considering the current form, England will enter the final game as firm favourites.