England captain, Eoin Morgan showed no mercy against Afghanistan as he scored the fastest century of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Tuesday in Manchester. Eoin Morgan took only 47 balls to reach the 100-mark, which went on to be the 4th quickest century in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup.
The left-handed batsman achieved the feat with a six off Rashid Khan. Eoin Morgan also completed his half-century with a six of Mohammad Nabi’s over. The English skipper, who choose to bat first after winning the toss got out at 148 in the 47th over of England’s innings.
It was a good length delivery by Gulbadin Naib, outside off. However, Eoin Morgan hit the delivery flat into the hands the fielder at long-off. Eoin Morgan was just 2 short of the 150 marks before throwing away his wicket. Morgan hit 17 sixes on his course to 148 runs.
Morgan now makes a record of most number of sixes in an innings in ODIs, breaking the previous record of 16 sixes in an innings which was jointly held by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, and AB de Villiers. Eoin Morgan also leads the chart of most number of sixes at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with 22 sixes till now.
The incredible knock by English skipper batsman, Eoin Morgan helped England to put a mountainous score of 397 runs on board against Afghanistan. On the other hand, it was a bad day for Afghanistan’s star spinner, Rashid Khan as he gave 110 runs in his 9 overs without taking a wicket. Rashid Khan now becomes the first spinner to concede over 100 runs in an ODI match.
England broke another record of hitting 25 sixes in the innings as it breaks its own record of most number of sixes in an innings, 24 against West Indies, earlier this year. Eoin Morgan led England certainly has an upper hand in this match as their first innings turned out to break many records.