As captain and batsman, Eoin Morgan has remained unstoppable. In the ongoing third ODI against Ireland at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Eoin Morgan hit four sixes during his 84-ball stay for 106 runs. Those four sixes took his tally to 215 as captain, which is the most for a skipper in international cricket. After batting second in consecutive games, the hosts had their chance first this time.
Eoin Morgan surpassed the record of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the process, who has 211 to his name. Australia’s prolific run-getter Ricky Ponting comes next with 171 while Kiwi marauder Brendon McCullum’s count is one less with 170. At number five, it’s the colossal figure from South African cricket Ab de Villiers with 135. The World Cup-winning captain sits pretty at the top of the tree with four players retired and MS Dhoni rapidly nearing the same.
Eoin Morgan’s brutal innings:
Morgan’s knock was an excellent mix of brutality and finesse as he kept the counterattack going despite England losing three wickets inside ten overs. The skipper shared a partnership of 146 with Tom Banton that came off only 100 deliveries. Eoin Morgan brought his century off 78 balls. He perished to Josh Little, having sliced to backward point for 106, which also contained 15 fours.
Jason Roy failed to get going once again as he departed for a single while Jonny Bairstow, who hammered 82 last game could not make a difference either. James Vince perished for 16, which might signal the end of the road for him. England won the first two ODIs by six and four wickets respectively, bagging 20 points in their kitty in the ICC World Cup Super League. At the time of writing this, England were at 270-7 at the 42nd over.