Rashid made a brilliant record during the match against England

Rashid made a brilliant record during the match against England

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Fast bowler Mark Wood prefers putting his feet up in the dressing room before his bowling workload but he made an exception on Tuesday to witness an astonishing display of power-hitting by captain Eoin Morgan in Manchester.

Eoin Morgan's 148 runs against Afghanistan is now the third highest individual score for England in an ODI World Cup match.

Morgan clobbers record 17 sixes!

Afghanistan's T20 superstar Rashid Khan got a reality check as he also had the ignominy of being hit for a "100". He also went past Ricky Ponting (171) and Brendon McCullum (170) in worldwide cricket list as the 185 sixes are only behind Dhoni's 211.

But the sixes kept coming, Morgan's 11th bringing up a hundred in 57 balls, with only Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, Australia's Glenn Maxwell and South Africa's AB de Villiers having scored faster centuries at a World Cup.

England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, are now fourth in the 10-team table with only the top four at the end of the 10-team round-robin stage qualifying for the semi-finals.

33 - A total of 33 sixes were hit during this game by both sides; the most in a World Cup match.

Morgan had been an injury doubt ahead of the match after being laid low by a back spasm, leaving a smiling Root to add: "It was a fantastic achievement, especially for someone with a dodgy back".

"It should be a great spectacle for the city, for the county and to get the chance to play in a World Cup there is personally very special". That was why he said his England teammates still won't be impressed by the six-hitting feat.

Some Afghanistan cricketers were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant, just hours before their scheduled World Cup clash against England, reports BBC. Previous record was 31 struck in New Zealand vs West Indies match at Wellington in 2015.

Afghanistan star leg-spinner Rashid Khan set an unwanted record with 0-110 in nine overs - the most expensive return at a World Cup and second costliest in all ODI cricket. After beating Afghanistan by 150 runs the host England once again claimed the number one spot in the points table.

Root was also excellent, passing 50 for the fifth time in six ODIs as he helped Morgan put on 189 for the fourth wicket, before his dismissal, chipping Gulbadin to long-on, saw England lose 4-25 - Morgan clothing Gulbadin to long-off and Buttler (2) and Ben Stokes (2) falling cheaply. In many other instances, bowlers have conceded six sixes in an innings to one batsman.

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