England destruct the records book against Afghanistan

The hosts England have shown no mercy to inexperienced Afghanistan in match number 24 of the World Cup.

A nightmare day and galore of records for Rashid
 Against Afghanistan, England posted the highest total of the World Cup, and leading the way of a royal pasting was the captain of one of the two favourites to win the tournament. Eoin Morgan, who walked off the field against Windies and remained in doubt against Afghanistan, dispelled all questions surrounding his fitness with a thrilling century, his quickest in ODIs and the fourth-fastest in World Cups.

The English captain, who was in doubt for the game smashed 17 sixes, which is now the highest by an individual batsman in ODI history. He broke Chris Gayle’s record of 16 sixes in an innings.

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With Morgan breaking the individual record, it also helped to break the team record as England have hit 26 sixes, which is now the most by a team in ODI history and also in World Cup history.

England’s all records in brief

– Fastest 100s in WC
50 K O’Brien v Eng Bengaluru 2011
51 G Maxwell v SL SCG 2015
52 AB de Villiers v WI SCG 2015
57 E MORGAN v Afg Manchester 2019 *
66 M Hayden v SA St Kitts 2007
67 J Davison v WI Centurion 2003

– Most sixes in an ODI inngs (ENG)
17 E MORGAN v Afg Manchester 2019 *
12 J Buttler v WI Grenada 2019
09 J Buttler v Pak Southampton 2019

– Most sixes in an innings (WC)
17 E MORGAN v Afg Manchester 2019 *
16 C Gayle v Zim Canberra 2015
11 M Guptill v WI Wellington 2015

– Highest individual score for ENG in WC:
158 A Strauss v Ind Bengaluru 2011
153 J Roy v Ban Cardiff 2019
148 E MORGAN v Afg Manchester 2019 *
137 D Amiss v Ind Lord’s 1975
131 K Fletcher v NZ Nottingham 1975
130 D Gower v SL Taunton 1983

– Highest partnerships for ENG in WCs
189 J Root – E Morgan v Afg Manchester 2019 *
176 D Amiss – K Fletcher v Ind Lord’s 1975 (first ever WC match)
172 M Ali – I Bell v Sco Christchurch 2015

– Most sixes in a team innings in WC
25 Eng v Afg Manchester 2019 *
19 WI v Zim Canberra 2015
18 SA v Net Basseterre 2007
18 Ind v Ber Port of Spain 2007

– Highest totals in WC for England:
397/6 v Afg Manchester 2019 *
386/6 v Ban Cardiff 2019
338/8 v Ind Bengaluru 2011
334/4 v Ind Lord’s 1975
334/9 v Pak Nottingham 2019
333/9 v SL Taunton 1983

Most sixes in a team innings in ODIs
25 Eng v Afg Manchester 2019 *
24 Eng v WI Grenada 2019
23 WI v Eng Bridgetown 2019
22 NZ v WI Queenstown 2014
22 WI v Eng Grenada 2019

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