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England captain Eoin Morgan broke India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni’s long-standing worldwide report for many sixes as a captain on Tuesday throughout the third ODI towards Eire on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Morgan, who has 328 worldwide sixes to his identify, went previous Dhoni’s tally of most sixes as a captain when he hit his 212th six.
Dhoni has 211 sixes as captain in 332 matches. Morgan, alternatively, reached 212 sixes in lower than half variety of matches (163).
Dhoni, nonetheless, continues to be forward of Morgan in phrases profession sixes in all three codecs mixed. Dhoni has 359 sixex, in comparison with Morgan’s 328.
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Australia captain Ricky Ponting is third on the listing with 171 sixes as captain adopted by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum who has 170.
Most Sixes in Worldwide cricket as Captain:
212* – EOIN MORGAN
211 – MS Dhoni
171 – Ricky Ponting
170 – Brendon McCullum#ENGvIRE
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 4, 2020
Morgan on Tuesday smashed a 106 off simply 84 balls with 5 sixes to assist England put up 328 towards Eire. Sadly that was not sufficient as Eire opener Paul Stirling (142) and captain Andrew Balbirnie (113) struck centuries in reply to assist Eire chase down the best whole by a visiting staff in an ODI in England.
This was additionally the primary occasion when captains of either side hit centuries in the identical match in an ODI in England.
“Paul Stirling had a day trip and he’s the power to try this,” Morgan advised reporters after the match.
“However we play towards world class gamers on a regular basis and you understand if you do, it’s worthwhile to take these alternatives as a result of they are going to damage you.
“Eire performed very well and completely deserved to win.”
England, nonetheless gained the sequence 2-1. They may now tackle Pakistan in a three-match Check sequence beginning Wednesday.