World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan blasts fourth fastest WC century; hits 17 sixes in an innings
The England team hit 25 sixes in the match of which 17 sixes were hit by one man alone - Eoin Morgan
In the ongoing Cricket World Cup, England captain Eoin Morgan smashed his way into the record books by blasting the fourth fastest World Cup century off just 57 balls and led his team to a mammoth total of 397/6 against a helpless Afghanistan side in Manchester today.
#EoinMorgan smashed 17 sixes in his sensational innings against Afghanistan today!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 18, 2019
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It was anticipated that Morgan may not be fully fit for the game against Afghanistan but the way the English captain smashed the Afghan bowlers outside the park it seemed as if the fielders were the spectators and the spectators were the fielders.
In his 148 run innings, Morgan blasted 17 sixes, the most in one-day international cricket innings by any player in the history of the 50-over game format. Before Morgan, India's Rohit Sharma, West Indies' Chris Gayle, and South Africa's AB de Villiers shared the previous record of 16 sixes in a one-day international inning.
We have witnessed one of the all-time great World Cup innings today.#EoinMorgan walked off to a fully deserved standing ovation after his 71-ball 148 ðÂÂÂ #CWC19 | #ENGvAFG pic.twitter.com/ppRMFM2oMS— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 18, 2019
The flamboyant England captain scored more than hundred runs off sixes alone and hit only four fours in his innings of 148 off 71 balls. Once Morgan hit the maximum for the 17th time, he was caught out the very next ball in the deep.
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The Irish-born cricketers century off 57 balls is the fourth-fastest in World Cup history. Morgan reached the 100 run mark with a six as well. Besides Eoin Morgan, England's mainstay Joe Root who displayed near-perfect batsmanship, missed out on a third consecutive hundred this World Cup as he fell for 88 off 82 balls.
Root and Morgan shared England's highest ever World Cup partnership (189), beating the 44-year-old record of 176 by Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher. Thanks to Morgan's six-hitting powerful batting and six-hitting spree, the English team amassed the highest score this World Cup, racing from 199/2 at the end of 35 overs to 397 at the end of the innings.
Here's how netizens are reacting to Eoin Morgan's blitzkrieg against Afganistan at the 2019 Cricket World Cup:
Monstrous hitting todayðÂÂÂðÂÂ»ðÂÂÂðÂÂ», 25 sixes In an innings, breaking their own record of 24 sixes, made the same year. Interesting fact is that this record has been broken for the 3rd time in 2019.. and each time in England.#CWC19 #EoinMorgan #England #ENGvAFG #CricketWorldCup2019— Shashank Jindal (@Shashankjindal3) June 18, 2019
World Record Eoin Morgan 17 Sixes in World Cup 2019 , He beat Chris Gayle 16 Sixes in 2015 World Cup !!— 3 Days To Kabir Singh (@Rajendra550) June 18, 2019
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Eoin Morgan 148 (71) 4s 4 , 6s 17 #ENGvAFG #EoinMorgan #CWC19
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