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England Notches Highest-Ever Score In One Day Cricket With 481 For 6 In 50 Over

New Delhi: The Eoin Morgan-led side of England reached the milestone when it touched 446/3 in 45.3 over against Australian cricket team in the third ODI of a five-match series in Nottingham on Tuesday. The team boosted by Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant centuries, surpassed their own record of 444/3 (against Pakistan) to notch the highest-ever ODI score on Tuesday. In 50 overs, England reached 481/6.

Jonny Bairstow’sswahsbuckling 139 and a magnificent 147 by Alex Hales took England past the total of 444 for three they made against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge, two years ago.

Captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun as he struck a 21-ball half century -- the fastest by an England batsman in ODIs -- to become his country’s leading one-day run scorer.

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Harry Kane Proves The Difference Between England And Tunisia In FIFA world Cup

New Delhi:  Harry Kane’s first major outing for England in the UEFA European Championships in 2016 ended in major disappointment, as the Tottenham Hotspur striker failed to find the back of the net even once.

The decision to put the tall striker on corner-taking duties became a regular source of amusement among fans and journalists alike but then-England manager Roy Hodgson vociferously defended the tactic.

Fast forward two years later and Harry Kane is now leading the England national football team in the FIFA World Cup 2018. He proceeded to scored twice as England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game.

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Mexico Stun Defending Champions Germany 1-0 At The Luzhniki Stadium

New Delhi: Mexico team showed how well-prepared his side was as Mexico’s frenetic counter-attacking football saw them stun defending champions Germany 1-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday evening. Juan Carlos Osorio had made the most rigorous preparations for his Mexico team going into the World Cup. They played 68 games since 2015, the most by any of the 32 teams at the tournament.

Mexico began with a counter-attack in the very first minute of the game. Hirving Lozano’s shot was deflected for a corner-kick but the move got the Mexican fans going early on.

Germany responded almost immediately. Timo Werner found himself open in space towards the right side of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa but his shot across the goal missed the target by a couple of feet.

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Ronaldo Scores Free Kick To Complete A World Cup Hat-Trick In A 3-3 Draw Against Spain

New Delhi: Portugalcaptain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against Spain. In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Spain forward Diego Costa notched a double before Nacho put them 3-2 ahead with a brilliant third only for Ronaldo to snatch a point.

Ronaldo became the fourth player to score in four World Cups after UweSeeler, Pele and MiroslavKlose. He had also scored in the last four European Championship tournaments.

Spain were still reeling from the remarkable decision to fire coach JulenLopeteguion Wednesday, after the federation said he had negotiated a contract to take over at Real Madrid without their knowledge and replaced him with Fernando Hierro.

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Russia Thump Saudi Arabia 5-0 In Opening Match Of Tournament In Moscow

New Delhi: Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow on Thursday. Iury Gazinsky scored after 12 minutes and Cheryshev added a second before the break after coming on as an injury replacement for Alan Dzagoev.

Artem Dzuyba netted a third before terrific late efforts from Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin wrapped up Russia's first win since October to launch their Group A campaign in style.

Russia headed into the curtainraiser at the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki, the crucible of Russian and Soviet sport, without a victory in over eight months and ranked a lowly 70th in the world.