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Eoin Morgan and England set a new benchmark for sixes in an ODI game

Statistical highlights of the records broken by England in the Manchester ODI against Afghanistan

25 - Sixes hit by England in their 50 overs, the most by a team in an innings in ODI cricket. They went past their own previous record of 24 sixes against West Indies in Grenada earlier this year. The previous most hit in a World Cup game was 19 by West Indies against Zimbabwe in Canberra in 2015.

Most sixes by a team in an ODI

17 - Sixes hit by Eoin Morgan during his whirlwind knock of 148 off just 71 balls, the most ever by a batsman in an ODI. He eclipsed 16 sixes hit by each of Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. The previous record holder for England was Jos Buttler, who hit 12 maximums against West Indies in Grenada a few months ago.

Most sixes by a batsman in an ODI

33 Sixes hit in the match by both teams combined (25 by England and eight by Afghanistan) - the most ever in any World Cup match and the third most in an ODI ever. The most was 46 maximums in the Grenada ODI between West Indies and England in this February followed by 38 in the India - Australia face-off in Bengaluru in 2013.

148 by Morgan is the third highest individual score for England in World Cups after Andrew Strauss's 158 against India in Bengaluru and Jason Roy's 153 against Bangladesh in Cardiff last week. It is also Morgan's highest score in ODI cricket, surpassing the unbeaten 124 against Ireland in Malahide in 2013.

57 - Balls taken by Morgan to reach his century, the fourth fastest in the history of World Cups and the fastest for England in the global event. Overall, it is the fifth fastest ODI century for England and Morgan's fastest.

Fastest hundreds in World Cups

189 - The partnership of 189 for the third wicket between Morgan and Joe Root is the highest ever for an England pair for any wicket in World Cups They went past the age-old record of 176 by Denis Amiss and Keith Fletcher for the second wicket against India at Lord's in the first-ever match in the history of this tournament.

Highest partnerships in World Cups

5 - Century partnerships for England involving Joe Root in this World Cup, out of a total of seven. It is the joint most for a player in any World Cup; Javed Miandad (in 1992) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (in 2015) has also been involved in five each.

110 runs scored off the nine overs by Rashid Khan is the joint second most of a player in the history of ODI cricket. The record still sits with Australia's Michael Lewis who gave away 113 off ten overs against Australia in Johannesburg in 2006. The previous most conceded in a World Cup match was 103 by New Zealand's Martin Snedden (off 12 overs) against England at the Oval in 1983. 11 sixes scored off Rashid is the most ever by a bowler in the history of ODI cricket.

397 for six by England is the highest total for them in World Cups, surpassing 386 for six they made against Bangladesh in Cardiff earlier in the tournament. It is also the second highest total against Afghanistan in ODI cricket after Australia's 417 for six in Perth in the 2015 edition.

150 Winning margin for England - third most for them in terms of runs in World Cups. Both their bigger wins came in the inaugural edition in 1975 - by 202 runs against India at Lord's and 196 runs against East Africa in Edgbaston.

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