I didn’t think I was capable of playing such an innings: Eoin Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan reckoned that he never thought in his “wildest dreams” that he was capable of playing such an innings like the he hit against Afghanistan in Old Trafford on Monday.
The 32-year old Morgan produced a sizzling 148 from 71 balls that saw the breaking of record for most number of sixes in a one-day international innings.
The England captain’s 17 maximums shattered the previous milestone of 16 sixes in an innings, jointly held by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and AB De Villiers.
Meanwhile, the 57-ball ton is the fourth quickest in the World Cup’s 44-year history.
“Never have I ever thought I could play a knock like that. I’m delighted that I have. All the work over the last four years, over the course of my career, it all comes to the front now,” Morgan said.
“The last four years I’ve probably played the best in my career. But that hasn’t involved the 50- or 60-ball hundred.
“It was a special day,” Morgan said.
“It was a tough game, Afghanistan are a side with a lot of potential and it’s the World Cup.
Morgan’s masterclass was the centerpiece of England’s 397-6 that was the highest total of the tournament so far it was, however, the biggest total England had made at any World Cup match, surpassing their previous best 386-6 against Bangladesh in Cardiff some ten days ago.
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Victory by 150 runs! 🦁🦁🦁