Earlier, Australia's inexperienced bowling line-up was quickly exposed, as England, led by Alex Hales' commanding 147 from 92 deliveries and Jonny Bairstow's magnificent 139 from the same number of balls, took the the top-ranked ODI side past its previous record total of 3-444 it made against Pakistan at Trent Bridge two years ago.
England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Craig Overton.
Eoin Morgan believes England's one-day worldwide record-breakers may yet have a world-first total of 500 within their capabilities after their near miss against Australia at Trent Bridge.
However, in one fell swoop on Wednesday morning (AEST), England sealed consecutive bilateral ODI series wins against Australia for the first time since 1972-77.
Australian captain Tim Paine's decision to bowl first backfired spectacularly against England's top-order batsmen.
Morgan hit six of those maximums and, for good measure, went past Ian Bell as England's all-time record ODI runscorer.
"Everything we tried didn't work and everything they tried came off. Normally that happens for an hour or two and you get a couple of wickets but it happened for as long as it did".
The total of 481 for six was a new world record, while the 242-run margin of victory was the biggest in one-day internationals - not to mention the heaviest defeat for Australia.
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On a day to forget for the bowlers, Richardson had the best figures, finishing with 3-92, who found himself on a hat-trick with the wickets of Hales and Morgan (67). It was also an unwanted record for Australia, who have never conceded more sixes in an ODI.
There was no let-up in the astonishing run-rate, however, as Bairstow - who had two scares, overturning an lbw verdict against him on 27 and then escaping a very hard chance to Marcus Stoinis at deep mid-off three runs later - powered on to a 69-ball century.
June 19, 2018 witnessed a total of 1,355 List A runs scored in England. He put all speculations to rest with a 62-ball century; the sixth-fastest in England's history. Seamer Andrew Tye finished on 0-100 off nine overs.
Australia was bowled out for 239 with 13 overs to spare - its biggest ODI defeat in terms of runs and England's largest ODI win.
Remarkably England failed to strike a boundary in the last four overs - although the damage to the Australian morale was already done.
"I've got massive respect for England and the way they are playing their cricket".
For Australia captain Tim Paine, the hurt was even worse than the blow to the face he suffered while keeping wicket in Cardiff.