Twitter reactions on Eoin Morgan’s 57-ball century: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the English captain play a whirlwind innings.
During the 24th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Afghanistan at Old Trafford, England captain Eoin Morgan brought up his 13th ODI century in an emphatic fashion.
Morgan playing in his archetype manner, attacking the opposition bowlers from the word go. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 30th over, Morgan reached the three-figure mark in the over.
Having faced seven balls, Morgan hit Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib for consecutive sixes. Having found momentum early up in his innings, Morgan continued to thrash the Afghani bowlers left, right, and centre.
The best part about Morgan’s innings was the manner in which he dealt with Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. In the midst of a mediocre tournament, Rashid Khan was found wanting and looked clueless against the English skipper.
In the 36th over, Morgan hit a four and a couple of sixes off Rashid to further bolster his innings. On the first delivery of the 39th over, Morgan hit a six off Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi to complete his half-century.
In what was Morgan’s fifth six, he hit three more sixes in the next two overs. On the last delivery of the 43rd over, Morgan hit another monumental six off Rashid to register the fourth-fastest World Cup century. At the time of writing this article, Morgan has scored seven sixes off Rashid.
Before getting out in the 47th over, Morgan ended up scoring 148 (71) with the help of four fours and 17 sixes. The 32-year old cricketer has hit the highest number of sixes in an ODI.
Twitter reactions on Eoin Morgan’s 57-ball century:
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 18, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 18, 2019
Most sixes in ODIs:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 18, 2019
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 18, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 18, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 18, 2019
Wow, Morgan is indulging in some range-hitting practice!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 18, 2019
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