ENG vs AUS: Eoin Morgan and England eyeing the magical figure of 500 after world record

ENG vs AUS: Eoin Morgan and England eyeing the magical figure of 500 after world record

Morgan scored a quick-fire knock of 67 runs from 30 balls in Nottingham.

Eoin Morgan of England
Eoin Morgan of England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The English team has been on a rampage ever since their league phase defeat versus Bangladesh in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Their face of cricket has changed drastically as they modified the brand of cricket played in the limited-overs format to stay in sync with the dynamics of the sport. They are currently ranked number one in ODIs and right so, owing to the domination they have had over other teams in recent times.

A couple of days ago, the English team notched the highest ever ODI score of 481 versus Australia at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. It was the very venue where they piled up the previous top score of 444 against Pakistan in 2016. This time around, they accomplished the feat with more than four overs to spare. Meanwhile, skipper Eoin Morgan affirmed the team’s wish to breach the 500-run mark.

Morgan and Co aim for the Sky

“I think (we’re) definitely very close (to 500). In the position we found ourselves today, with six overs to go, we’d have never imagined — certainly after that game against Pakistan — that we’d come close, pass, maybe stare down the barrel of scoring 500. The sky’s the limit with these guys,” Morgan was quoted as saying in mid-day.

The skipper himself, racked up a couple of records in the last match. Amidst a couple of whirlwind centuries from Johnny Bairstow and Alex Hales, Morgan scored a quick-fire knock of 67 runs from 30 balls, which was carved with three fours and half-a-dozen whacks into the stands. En route the cameo, he became the nation’s leading run scorer in ODIs, surpassing Ian Bell.

The left-handed batsman also scored England’s fastest-fifty in the 50-over format. The team has already taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five-match series and their next contest is at the Chester-Le-Street. Morgan’s men will next play in Nottingham on July 12 in the first ODI of India’s tour of England next month.

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