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VIRAL: Was This Mighty Heave By Moeen Ali Better Than All 17 Of Eoin Morgan's Sixes Versus Afghanistan At The World Cup?

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Moeen Ali joined the English batting onslaught a little late, but made his presence felt with a quickfire 31 off just 9 deliveries at a strike rate of 344.44
  • An 93 meter mammoth six by Ali left netizens wondering whether Morgan's 17 were better or Ali's 93 meters one
  • A record number of 32 sixes were smashed by both teams in the contest, making it the most number of sixs in an ODI game till date

England's game against Afghanistan saw many records being smashed, huge boundaries, heavy swings with the bat and of course the fielders staring at the ball as it went past the ropes. England skipper Eoin Morgan smashed 17 sixes, carving a place for himself in the most number of sixes hit by an individual in a one-day international game. However, he wasn't the only highlight in the game. 

Moeen Ali joined the after party, post the skipper's departure and smashed a grueling 83 meters six, with a huge swing of the bat, leaving netizens baffled about who did it better - Morgan or Moeen. 

And here are Morgan's sixes:

While Eoin Morgan found a grand entrance to his century by smashing a six off Rashid Khan, Moeen Ali took apart Dawlat Zadran with a 93 meter six, that came in the third ball of the 49th over. Morgan's innings consisted of four fours and 17 sixes, spanning for 71 balls. Moeen Ali played a cameo towards the end of the innings, making 31 off just 9 balls including a boundary and four sixes at a strike rate of 344.44. 

The Afghanistan bowling line-up was already rattled by the top-order English batsman as Johny Bairstow and Joe Root also had a fair share of firing at the bowlers much before Morgan stepped into the crease. 

The contest also saw another record being created, for the most number of sixes in a match. The contest between England and Afghanistan saw a record number of 32 sixes in total, with England hitting 25 of them and Afghanistan contributing seven more in their innings. 

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