The World Cup is fast becoming a nightmare for Rashid Khan. Hopes were sky high from him when the World Cup started as the leg-spinner was Afghanistan’s main man. However, Rashid has not quite managed to live up to the expectations thus far. And his World Cup went from bad to worse on Tuesday when England took him to the cleaners.
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Rashid came in the firing line as the World Cup hosts piled up a mammoth total of 398 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. Eoin Morgan did not hesitate to bat first after winning the toss and his decision turned out to be spot on. James Vince fell cheaply but there was no looking for England since then. Jonny Bairstow laid the foundation for the big total by scoring 90 before Morgan took the responsibility.
The England star went berserk, slamming 148 from just 71 deliveries to leave Afghanistan players gasping for breath. Morgan’s breathtaking knock contained 4 boundaries and a world record 17 sixes. Joe Root also continued his fine run in the World Cup by scoring 88. Moeen Ali then provided the finishing touches by hammering 31 from just 9.
Rashid Khan bore the maximum brunt of the England players during the game. While none of his teammates conceded more than 9.5 runs per over, Rashid Khan conceded at a rate of 12. 22. He ended up conceding 110 runs from just 9 overs without picking up any wicket. The hammering also saw Rashid Khan creating four unwanted records.
Here are those four unwanted record created by Rashid:
1. Rashid conceded a staggering 11 sixes during his spell. It is the most number of sixes conceded by a bowler in an ODI innings.
2. He also became the first spinner to concede 100+ runs in an ODI.
3.110 runs conceded by Rashid is the most number of runs conceded by a player in a World Cup game.
4. He was hit for seven sixes by Eoin Morgan which is the most by a batsman against a particular bowler in an ODI innings.