Here are the highest scores in List A cricket as on 20 Jun 2018:
Live link for all scores of 375 and above:
England’s 481/6 is the highest ever ODI score and the second-highest List A score.
The previous ODI record score was England’s 444/3 against Pakistan in 2016-also at Nottingham!
It is also surprising that No 2 and No 3 on this list were both made on June 19, 2018 with India A also getting into the act.
And that Trent Bridge, Nottingham accounts for No 2, 4 and 5 on the list.
The highest List A and ODI score made against Australia is 438/9 by SA at Johannesburg in 2006, which was then a record in all ODIs, besides an 1-wicket win against a supposedly impregnable score of 434/4 made by Australia (which was an ODI record for a few hours).
We now look at the record defeats in List A matches.
England’s 242-run defeat of Australia is quite far down in List A matches and even in ODIs.
We now look at record ODI totals as on 20 June 2018:
Live link for ODI scores above 350:
Highest win margins in ODIs as on 20 Jun 2018:
This is the highest winning margin for England in all ODIs
and the highest losing margin for Australia.
Finally we look at “Ashes” ODIs:
A big jump over the previous record of 342, where one of these scores was made on June 16 in the previous ODI at Cardiff.
Highest victory margins:
From this we see that the previous highest margin in an Aus v Eng ODI was 162 runs by Australia back in Feb 1999. The highest winning margin by England was “only” 101 runs even further back in 1977.