England Skipper Eoin Morgan added another milestone to his name and became the first English batsman to score 7,000 runs in limited-overs cricket.
He achieved the milestone during the opening game of the World Cup played between England and South Africa at The Oval
Before the start of the game, Morgan was 23 runs short of the milestone. He produced a brisk half-century to see England post a competitive score on the board. He achieved the landmark after smashing a big six off Lungi Ngidi in the 26th over of the innings. Playing his 200th one-day game for England, he really looked focused at the crease and added crucial partnerships with Jason Roy and Ben Stokes to see the side post a competitive score on the board.
Morgan currently has scored 7034 runs in 223 one-day games at an average of 39.54. Left hander has scored 12 centuries and 46 half-centuries while playing one-day cricket for England.
Joe Root and Ian Bell are behind as they both have scored more than 5000 runs in limited-overs cricket for England.
Eoin Morgan became the first English batsman to score 7,000 runs in one-day internationals. He reached the milestone during England’s opening World Cup game against South Africa.
Eoin Morgan has been in scintillating form with the bat for England this season. He has instrumental in turning the side into a formidable unit in white-ball cricket. The host nation is favorites to lift their maiden World Cup title. Since 2015 World Cup, they have managed to win bilateral series in Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Zealand.
It will be England’s biggest challenge as they will eye World Cup glory in their home conditions. England will looking to get off to flying start in the competition to build winning momentum.
England have a powerful batting lineup with the likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, and Joe Root, who have delivered big scores in white-ball cricket.