England proves that they have the one of the best team in cricket The England captain and their team makes new world record in this game and tells the opponent that they have the most power in their veins and they have the ability to destroy any opponent with the highest total of the world cup history.
It rained sixes at Old Trafford as Afghanistan were taken to the cleaners by the England batsman, Eoin Morgan in particular. A number of records falling by the wayside as they made merry. Here’s a look.
17 Sixes hit by Morgan in his innings – the most by an individual in an ODI. Morgan hit one more than the previous record, which was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. The previous World Cup record was also 16 sixes, Gayle’s mark against Zimbabwe in 2015.
5 Sixes hit by England in their innings – the most in any ODI innings by a team. They beat their own previous record of 24 sixes, which they achieved against West Indies in Grenada earlier this year.
11 Sixes conceded by Rashid Khan – the most by a bowler in an ODI. These are also the most sixes conceded by a bowler in any international match since 1999.
The English captain tells the world teams that what he have in their veins.
Been a lot of turbulence in the top flight so far for Afghanistan who’ll need more streamlining to be competitive. Meanwhile, this is probably the strongest statement England have made in the World Cup as yet.
Today match summary two Captain and MOM have some words.
Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan captain: How they played after 30 overs was special. Credit to Morgan for how he batted. One of the best innings I’ve ever seen. This wicket was totally different from the ones we’ve been playing on. Mujeeb did really well, did his job. Unfortunately, Rashid was expensive and didn’t deliver. Did a lot of good things in the field, but we dropped the catch of Morgan. And he capitalized. Worked hard in every department. We’re improving day by day. Have a lot of work to do in every department. Big target but the message to the boys was to play their normal game. Playing fifty overs is a good thing for our batters.
Eoin Morgan, Man of the Match (148 off 71; 102 of them in sixes): I think Clive Llyod can still hit the ball longer than me, especially with my bad back. Today was fantastic for us. The wicket was very good. I thought everything from the way we started – our openers started well. Bairstow and Root were excellent, and then we just took a gamble and it paid off. Didn’t really think it was going to be my day at any point, to be honest. I’ve had a bad back, looks like I’m getting old (laughs). There are many guys in the dressing room and who can produce an innings like that – but to match up to the youngsters is amazing. I didn’t think I could produce an innings like that, honestly. Afghanistan is a side with a lot of potentials – a completely different challenge with their spin attack. I have changed in terms of my game – everyone plays the shots I started my career with – the scoops and the sweeps, etc. However, right now, I’m stronger down the ground than I have ever been, and life seems to have come full circle that way because cricket has evolved in a way that there are fields that the oppositions set for those funky shots now. The next two-three games are pretty crucial. Want to bring that level of intensity in every game we play. Don’t want to slack off. You will make mistakes. We spilled a couple of catches today which can happen. Throw Stokes in there as well bowling 90mph (competition between Wood and Archer). Guys competing at this level is amazing.
Afganistan has its first highest total in world cup 2019.