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England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes in an ODI

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England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes in an ODI

England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes in an ODI

19 June 2019 Current Affairs: England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes (17) in an One Day International (ODI). He achieved this record during his 71-ball 148-run knock against Afghanistan in World Cup on 18 June 2019. Morgan was assisted by Joe Root in the 189-run partnership for the third wicket during which Root made 88 runs off 82 balls.

Previous records:
The previous record for most sixes (16 sixes) was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. England ended up with the 6th highest team total in a World Cup match with 397 for 6 in 50 overs after they opted to bat first at Old Trafford cricket ground. 

4th fastest hundred in a WC:
Morgan hit his century off 57 balls. It was the fourth fastest hundred in a World Cup match.
The first three ranks were et up by:
1) Ireland's Kevin O'Brien (50 balls), against England in 2011
2) Australia's Glenn Maxwell (51 balls), against Sri Lanka in 2015
3) South Africa's AB de Villiers (55 balls), against West Indies in 2015
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