England national cricket team smashed 25 sixes in an innings against Afghanistan in the 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester. Hence, England was able to better their own record as they had scored 24 maximums against West Indies at Grenada in 2019. In fact, the West Indies also had their revenge as they had thwarted 23 sixes against England at Bridgetown in 2019.
Meanwhile, New Zealand had clobbered 22 sixes against West Indies at Queenstown in 2014. Furthermore, West Indies had scored 22 maximums against England at Granada in 2019.
On the other hand, 17 out of 25 sixes of England’s innings were scored by their captain – Eoin Morgan. Morgan was on fire as he was able to get going from the start. The left-hander launched his attack on Afghanistan bowlers as he took them to cleaners with a long handle.
There was no stopping Morgan as he played every shot with aplomb. In fact, Morgan had a reprieve when Dawlat Zaran made a casual at the boundary ropes when southpaw didn’t even reach 50.
Morgan played a blistering knock of 148 runs from only 71 balls as he batted at the top of his game. The England captain also scored four fours in his innings and batted at an outrageous strike rate of 208.45.
On the other hand, England opener Jonny Bairstow scored three sixes and scored 90 runs. Joe Root was also able to clear the fence on one occasion and played a brilliant knock of 88 runs.
Moeen Ali added the finishing touches to England innings as the southpaw batsman scored a quickfire knock of 31 runs from nine balls. The left-hander scored four sixes in his cameo to help England propel to 397 runs.
England is going strong in the World Cup as they have won three matches out of the four they have played.