Eoin Morgan hits 4th fastest hundred in World Cup history

first_imgEoin Morgan hits 4th fastest hundred in World Cup historyWorld Cup 2019: England captain Eoin Morgan hit a hundred off 57 balls against Afghanistan. This is now the 4th fastest hundred in a World Cup.advertisement Next Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 18:57 IST Eoin Morgan bats during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Afghanistan. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEoin Morgan hit a hundred off 57 balls vs Afghanistan at Old TraffordMorgan’s hundred is the 4th fastest hundred in a World Cup gameMorgan now has the most sixes by an England batsman in an ODI inningsEoin Morgan hit the 4th fastest hundred ever in a World Cup match as England took a firm grip over Afghanistan in their 6th match of World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Eoin Morgan, the England captain, went past 200 sixes in ODIs and raced away to his 13th ODI hundred and his 1st in a World Cup.Morgan, who was run out for 99 on his ODI debut for Ireland, smashed 11 sixes in his innings to get to first World Cup hundred off 57 balls.Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien holds the record for the fastest World Cup hundred off 50 balls – ironically, it had come against England in a record run chase in 2011.Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has the 2nd fastest World Cup hundred off 51 balls while former South Africa batsman AB de Villers is 3rd in the list with a hundred off 55 balls.Eoin Morgan had taken over as England captain after Alastair Cook was sacked before the 2015 World Cup. Over the last 4 years, Morgan has transformed England into a world-beating ODI side and perhaps for the first time, they are one of the favourites in a World Cup.More significantly, there were injury concerns around Morgan before the match against Afghanistan but he was declared fit and he took the field as England looked set to pile on a massive score in Manchester.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: How the mother of all cricketing battles is losing its lustreAlso Read | Diamonds are forever: Hardik Pandya unveils his World Cup accessories on Chahal TVadvertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs AfghanistanFollow Eoin Morganlast_img

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