CWC 2019: List of Records That Eoin Morgan and England Shattered in Their Emphatic Win Against Afghanistan

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 19 Jun 2019

England skipper Eoin Morgan was on fire when he scored a blistering knock of 148 runs from only 71 balls against Afghanistan in the 24th match of the World Cup. Morgan took Afghanistan bowlers to the cleaners as he scored a record of 17 sixes in an innings. He was able to hit the ground running as he catapulted his attack on Afghanistan from the get-go.

Helped by their captain’s stunning knock England put forth a target of 397/6 for the Afghans who capitulated to a mere total of 247/8 in their 50 overs. Here is a look at the records that Eoin Morgan and his English team shattered during their emphatic victory over the Asian team:

England captain Eoin Morgan registered his career-best figures against the Afghans scoring 148 runs in the ODI.

17 sixes in an innings are the most by Eoin Morgan in ODI cricket. Previous best was 16 which were scored by Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. Morganโ€™s 17 sixes are also the most in an innings in a World Cup game.

17 sixes in an innings are the most by any captain. It is also the most by any captain in World Cup innings.

17 sixes in the joint most in any International cricket match. Afghanistan Hazratullah Zazai had scored 17 sixes against Ireland when he scored 162.

Morgan scored the fourth fastest Hundred in the World Cup off just 57 balls. His knock is also the second fastest fifty by any Batsman in the World Cup.

The English captainย also became the eighth batsman to score more than 200 sixes in ODI format. He became the first ever batsman to complete his century with only sixes. 17*6 = 102 runs.

Eoin Morgan outrageous hundred of 57 balls is the fastest century for any England batsman in World Cup history. What’s outrageous is, he dropped by Dawlat Zadran who made a casual one-handed attempt at the boundary rope when Morgan had even not reached 50.

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