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Eoin Morgan blasts record 17 sixes against Afghanistan


MANCHESTER (England): England captain Eoin Morgan smashed his manner into the document books on Tuesday, blasting 17 sixes - the most in a one-day world cricket innings - on his option to 148 off just 71 balls in opposition to Afghanistan on the Cricket World Cup.

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India's Rohit Sharma, West Indies' Chris Gayle and South Africa's AB de Villiers had shared the previous document of 16 sixes in a one-day world innings.



Morgan scored more than a hundred runs off sixes alone, and handiest hit four fours in his innings. After knocking his 17th six over the boundary rope, he was stuck out next ball within the deep.


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The left-hander's century was the fourth-fastest in World Cup history, scored in 57 balls, and he reached that milestone with a six as smartly. The document is held by Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, who reached triple figures in 50 balls in opposition to England in 2011.


His innings, which featured 118 runs in barriers, was all the extra impressive as Morgan had been in doubt for this fit with a back spasm suffered in England's eight-wicket win over the West Indies, by which he may no longer bat.


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