If the defeat to England on Tuesday (June 19) was a hard pill to swallow for the Australians then Michael Vaughan’s tweet will further rub salt to their wounds.

Australia needed to win the third ODI at all cost to keep the series alive. However, the reigning world champions came up with a horror display as England dismantled them by a record 242 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Asked to bat first on a flat Trent Bridge pitch, England scored a mammoth 481 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. Centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, plus a 21-ball half-century from Eoin Morgan  helped them eclipse the 444 for three they made at the same venue against Pakistan two years ago. Overall, England thrashed 41 fours and 21 sixes.

Bairstow smashed 139 – his fourth ODI century in six games – while Hales hit 147. Bairstow’s knock came off just 92 balls and contained 15 fours and 5 sixes. On the other hand, Hales hit 16 fours and 5 sixes during his 147-run knock.

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Australia then fared poorly with the bat too. The team from Down Under was all out for just 239 in 37 overs. The 242-run defeat is their heaviest, bettering the 206-run defeat they suffered against New Zealand way back in 1986.

And amidst all this, Vaughan did not squander the opportunity to take a dig at the Aussies. The Ashes-winning skipper took to Twitter to mock Australia through a series of tweets.

In first, he asked his compatriots to declare, writing:

“Declare England”

When the innings ended, he posted a picture of the scorecard on his Instagram account with a cheeky caption that read:

“Morning Australia”


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Morning Australia …..

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He was not done yet as he posted two more tweets to stick the boot into the Aussies.