Gulbadin Naib stops Eoin Morgan: Both the captains were seen joking around with each other during the first innings at Old Trafford.
During the 24th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib was seen trying to prevent his counterpart in Eoin Morgan from reaching back to his crease.
It all happened on the first ball of the 32nd over when Morgan played a Naib delivery with soft hands. While Morgan seemed keen in sneaking a run, non-striker Joe Root refused the same. Just when Morgan was about to return to his crease, Naib held him from his arm as a fielder tried to hit the stumps.
In what looked on purpose in the beginning, it ended in both captain smiling at each other. Naib also helped Morgan in picking his bat.
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Naib, who was bowling his seventh over, ended up completing his full quota. In 10 overs, he dismissed three English batsmen and conceded 68 runs.
On the other hand, Morgan stole the limelight with his 13th ODI century. Having reached the three-figure mark in 57 balls, Morgan ended up scoring 148 (71) with the help of four fours and 17 sixes. His 17 sixes saw him score the most sixes by a batsman in an ODI innings.
After Morgan’s decision of winning the toss and electing to bat, England posted a formidable 397/6 in 50 overs. Other than Morgan, Jonny Bairstow (90) and Root (88) also contributed with individual half-centuries.
Gulbadin Naib stops Eoin Morgan:
How Twitter reacted on Morgan’s innings:
17 sixes with a bad back. Eoin Morgan coming to the party for England as well. Afghanistan still not just able to adjust to the conditions #ENGvAFG
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 18, 2019
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 18, 2019
Wow, Morgan is indulging in some range-hitting practice!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 18, 2019
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 18, 2019
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