London: England captain Eoin Morgan played a brilliant inning of 148 against Afghanistan during the World Cup cricket match at Old Trafford. England won the toss and opted to bat. With the help of a stormy start by Morgan (148), they scored 397/6 in 50 overs.
Captain Eoin Morgan played a brilliant inning of 148 that included four 4s and a record seventeen 6s. Morgan reached his century in 57 balls. He scored 148 in 71 balls. He lost his wicket on a Gulbuddin Naib ball.
This was Eoin Morganís 13th ODI century. The 32-year-old English captain made his first 50 runs in 36 balls while playing his 211th one-day internationals, but after that, 50 runs were completed in just 21 balls.
Morgan has made the world record of most sixes in one innings in an ODI match. He hit 17 sixes to beat the records of Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. All three had jointly scored 16 sixes each in an innings.
One Day International: Most Sixes in an innings
1. Eoin Morgan (Eng): 17 sixes against Afghanistan, Manchester 2019
2. Rohit Sharma (India): 16 sixes against Australia, Bengaluru 2013
3. AB de Villiers (South Africa): 16 sixes against West Indies, Johannesburg 2015
4. Chris Gayle (West Indies): 16 sixes against Zimbabwe, Canberra 2015
Apart from this, Eoin Morgan made the fourth fastest World Cup century. Morgan is ahead of AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and Kevin O’Brien in the history of centuries spending the least number of deliveries in World Cup. The following are the cricketers who completed their century in 52, 51 and 50 balls respectively.
1. Kevin O’Brien (Ireland) vs England in 50 balls, Bangalore 2011
2. Glenn Maxwell (Australia) vs Sri Lanka in 51 balls, Sydney 2015
3. AB de Villiers (South Africa) vs West Indies in 52 balls, Sydney
4. Eoin Morgan (England) vs Afghanistan in 57 balls, Manchester 2019
5. Matthew Hayden (Australia) vs South Africa in 66 balls, St. Kitts 2007
Afghanistan was defeated by South Africa in the last match. For this match, Afghanistan gave chance to Daulat Jadran, Najibullah Jaderan, Mujib ur Rehman in place of Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Jajai and Hamid Hassan.