Yesterday’s game recorded a and created a lot of new stats for individual players and the English team.
It was a grey day for Afghanistan as their bowling department went on to concede 397 runs. Rashid khan; the name that basically represents their cricket, was mercilessly taken on for a record 110 runs in just 9 overs.
Rashid finished his spell with an economy rate of over 12. The degree of this affront was, however, over-shadowed by the man who claimed this day to himself. Eoin Morgan created and broke many a records in this match.
Morgan now has smashed the most number of sixes in a One day International match, has captained the English side in most number of WC matches, scored a century just by hitting sixes (17 sixes – 102 runs), has scored the 4th fastest WC century (57 balls) and now is the fastest English-man to score a WC century.
Morgan was reportedly down with an injury and had plans of not playing this match; but not only did Morgan play but also owned the day.
It wasn’t just Morgan, Root claimed a few records as well. He is now involved in 5 100+ partnerships in this World Cup alone.
The member of the elite ‘Fab-four’ club now has 3 centuries at the World Cups, making him the the English-man with most number of WC centuries at present.
The top order of England has wrecked havoc on all the oppositions they’ve faced so far and are being termed as an ‘Un-stoppable Force’.
Rashid Khan was awe struck and was held-bound as the 20 year old wrist spinner has no answer to the onslaught that the English batsmen bought upon him.
The child prodigy was taken for a toll and brought to a test as he was whacked all around the park and ended with a spell conceding a record breaking 110 in 9 overs.
This is the first ever time a spinner has gone over the 100 plus mark, while bowling. Not just that, Rashid now holds the record for most runs conceded in a World Cup game and the second highest spell ever in ODI cricket (tying with Wahab Riaz).
Just doesn’t end there, Morgan alone took Rashid on for 7 sixes; which is again a record for the most number of sixes scored by a single batsman against a bowler in WCs.
Rashid ended up with 11 sixes, which is again a record that now stands for most number of sixes hit against one bowler in ODI cricket.
These are records that Rashid would want to wipe out of his memory and get a move on. It is also being said that the World’s best spinner (Rashid) now got a reality check as now he is bowling against the big guns in this tournament, where the stakes are much higher.
With two points from this match, England now are the table-toppers in this tournament.