Daily Mail UK – Eoin Morgan believes England’s one-day international record-breakers may yet have a world-first total of 500 within their capabilities after their near miss against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Summary

  • Eoin Morgan believes England’s one-day international record-breakers may yet have a world-first total of 500 within their capabilities after their near miss against Australia at Trent Bridge.
  • After he himself also set a national record for the fastest ever half-century, from 21 balls, and became England’s highest ODI runscorer to boot, he spoke of collective pride at so easily surpassing the previous chart-topping 444 for three his team made against Pakistan on this same ground two years ago.
  • It was no surprise that Australia’s reply crumbled under such pressure, but Morgan was delighted England never loosened their grip.
  • Their previous highest total lasted less than two years as a world record, and Morgan already wonders whether this one will live any longer.
  • For Morgan’s opposite number Tim Paine, it was an unenviable experience to watch his young attack dispatched to all parts after he had put England in.


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