ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan’s Records List During The Match Against Afghanistan
On Tuesday (18th June), during the match between England and Afghanistan in the match 24 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Manchester, England captain Eoin Morgan played a spectacular knock.
After the English captain decided to bat first, English batsmen dominated over the Afghan bowlers. Eoin Morgan also played an essential role in that innings as the English captain scored a firing 148 runs off just 71 balls. The left-handed middle-order batsman hit 17 sixes and four fours in that brilliant innings as his strike-rate was 208.45.
That impressive captain’s knock helped England to put a giant first innings total on the scoreboard. England scored 397/6 in 50 overs.
In that innings, Eoin Morgan created many international records. Here are some of the vital stats of Eoin Morgan’s brilliant batting.
Eoin Morgan completed his century in 57 balls
i) It is the fastest century by an English ODI captain. The previous record holder was also Eoin Morgan who hit a 73-ball century against New Zealand at Nottingham on 17th June 2015.
ii) It is the fastest century by an England batsman in Cricket World Cup. The previous record was 75-ball century by Jos Buttler against Pakistan at Nottingham on 3rd June 2019.
iii) It is the second fastest century by a captain in Cricket World Cup history. Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers is holding the record of fastest CWC century as a captain as he scored 52-ball century against West Indies at Sydney on 27th February 2015.
iv) It is the fourth fastest century by any batsman in Cricket World Cup history.
v) It is the fifth fastest ODI century by an England batsman.
Eoin Morgan scored 148 runs
i) It is Eoin Morgan’s highest knock in the international career. His previous best international score was 130 runs against Pakistan in Nottingham Test (July 2010). Meanwhile, his previous best in ODI career was 124* against his previous team Ireland at Dublin (Malahide) on 3rd September 2013.
ii) It is also the third highest individual ODI score by an England captain. Former England captain Andrew Strauss is holding the top two records in this list. As an ODI captain, he scored 158 against India (at Bengaluru on 27th February 2011) and 154 against Bangladesh (at Birmingham on 12th July 2010). Strauss’ 158 against India is also the highest individual ODI score by an England captain.
iii) Eoin Morgan’s 148 is the third highest individual ODI score by an England batsman in Cricket World Cup history. The top two records in this list are 158 by Andrew Strauss against India (at Bengaluru on 27th February 2011) and 153 by Jason Roy against Bangladesh (at Cardiff on 8th June 2019).
The English captain hit 17 sixes
i) It is the most sixes in an innings in ODI history. The previous record was 16 sixes in an ODI innings, and three batsmen were holding that record jointly. Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma (against Australia at Bengaluru on 2nd November 2013), South African batsman AB de Villiers (against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18th January 2015) and West Indies opener Chris Gayle (against Zimbabwe at Canberra on 24th February 2015) hit 16 sixes in an ODI innings.
ii) It is also the most sixes in an innings in international cricket history. Apart from Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle’s 16 sixes in an ODI innings, Afghanistan batsman Hazratullah Zazai also hit 16 sixes in a T20I innings against Ireland (at Dehradun on 23rd February 2019).
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