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England’s Morgan hits world record 17 sixes in an ODI innings

Updated 18-06-19 | 17:45 P.M | Sport Writer

England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record for the most sixes in a one-day international innings, with 17 in his 148 against Afghanistan during a World Cup match at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Morgan’s tally surpassed the record of 16 previously shared by India’s Rohit Sharma, South Africa’s AB de Villiers and West Indies’ Chris Gayle – whose 16 sixes in his 215 against Zimbabwe in 2015 was the previous record at a World Cup.

But one ball after launching Gulbadin Naib for the record-breaking six, Morgan holed out off the Afghanistan captain to end a 71-ball innings that also featured four fours.

17: Eoin Morgan (England), 148 runs in 71 balls v Afghanistan, Old Trafford, 2019 16: Rohit Sharma (India), 209 runs in 158 balls v Australia, Bangalore, 2013 16: AB de Villiers (South Africa), 149 runs in 44 balls v West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015 16: Chris Gayle (West Indies), 215 runs in 147 balls v Zimbabwe, Canberra, 2015 15: Shane Watson (Australia), 185 not out in 96 balls v Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2011

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