With the victory against Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match played in Sharjah on Monday, a special world record was recorded in the name of England captain Eoin Morgan. Morgan holds the record for winning most matches in T20 Internationals as a captain.
Including this match, Morgan has captained England in a total of 68 matches, with 43 wins. He broke the records of Asghar Afghan of Afghanistan and MS Dhoni of India in this matter.
Eoin Morgan is now on top of this list…— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 1, 2021
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Afghan captained Afghanistan in 52 T20 Internationals, winning 42 matches. At the same time, Dhoni captained the Indian team in 72 matches, in which a total of 42 victories have been registered.
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the England team scored 163 runs at the loss of 4 wickets on the basis of a brilliant half-century by Jos Buttler (101 not out). In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 137 runs in 19 overs. This is England’s fourth consecutive win in the Super 12 round, with their semi-final spot almost confirmed.
Morgan also returned to form from this match. The English captain scored 40 runs off 36 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.