England captain Eoin Morgan broke India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni’s long-standing worldwide record for many sixes as a captain on Tuesday in the course of the third ODI towards Ireland on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Morgan, who has 328 worldwide sixes to his title, 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, however, reached 212 sixes in less than half number of matches (163).
Dhoni, nevertheless, 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.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting is third on the checklist with 171 sixes as captain adopted by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum who has 170.
Most Sixes in International 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 submit 328 towards Ireland. Unfortunately that was not sufficient as Ireland opener Paul Stirling (142) and captain Andrew Balbirnie (113) struck centuries in reply to assist Ireland chase down the very best whole by a visiting staff in an ODI in England.
This was additionally the primary occasion when captains of each side hit centuries in the identical match in an ODI in England.
“Paul Stirling had a day out and he’s the ability to do that,” Morgan informed reporters after the match.
“But we play against world class players all the time and you know when you do, you need to take those opportunities because they will hurt you.
“Ireland played really well and thoroughly deserved to win.”
England, nevertheless received the collection 2-1. They will now tackle Pakistan in a three-match Test collection beginning Wednesday.