Todays Back Pages Six God Eoin Morgan Is Englands Captain Fantastic

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Eoin Morgans prodigious hitting in the World Cup yesterday was one of the most clinical and destructive performances of all time. When Afghanistans bowlers pitched up the ball Morgan launched it straight and long. In Woods next over and the ball went for six over long on. Eoin Morgan overcame his troublesome back to smash an extraordinary century of sixes in a record breaking knock against Afghanistan. His team hit more sixes in a single innings than they had at any entire World Cup before. It was the highest total of this World Cup and Englands highest ever World Cup total. Rashid Khan the joint second worst return in ODI history and the most expensive in a World Cup match. Morgan & England maul Afghanistan the day in numbers. Joe Root was pootling along nicely on 45 while Jonny Bairstow had just been dismissed for a neatly measured 90 from 99 balls that laid the platform. The Afghanistan captain gambled on a slower ball in response only to see Morgan rock back and send the white Kookaburra soaring over deep midwicket and into the revellers

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