As England braces to counter India today in the T20 Internationals at Ahemadad, Eoin Morgans marks a special day for himself as the Eng captain became the first from his country to play 100 T20I matches. Morgan took the feat as England chose to bat against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahemdabad for the third T20I.
The cricketer surpassed Martin Guptill, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shahid Afridi to become the fourth player to appear in 100 T20I matches, joining New Zealand's Ross Taylor (102), India's Rohit Sharma (108) and veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik (116). Morgan will also exceed William Porterfield, Ireland player to feature in the second-most number of T20I matches as a captain, appearing for the role in the 57th time.
Morgan has scored 2,306 T20I runs at an average of 30.34 with 14 half-centuries.
Team England cherishing their captain's moment shared his feat on Twitter.
England won the opener at the venue by eight wickets before they lost to a seven-wicket defeat on a slower Ahmedabad track. In the third T20I, the team looks forward to to claim a lead in the five-game series against the hosts India.
While, England won the toss and has elected to field, the 5-match T20I series is level 1-1 with both teams winning a match each while chasing total. England have brought back pacer Mark Wood in place of medium pacer Tom Curra while India vice-captain Rohit Sharma comes back in place of Suryakumar Yadav.