Monday 27 September 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Eoin Morgan

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Eoin Morgan
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Eoin Morgan
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England batsman Eoin Morgan has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he helped his side clinch a 3-2 One-Day International series win over Pakistan.

The final two matches of England's international summer saw Morgan score 28 and then a sublime unbeaten 107 .

Despite his low score at Lord's, in a game that Pakistan won by 38 runs to level the series, it is indicitave of how quickly he has adapted to top-level international cricket that while he was still at the crease, England were very much& in the game and his dismissal proved the catalyst for the end of England's resistance.

Not so two days later, where batting first, Morgan proved that he is not just a capable finisher, as he stroked his fourth ODI century, facing 101 balls and scoring eight fours and a six as he helped England post 256 for six after making a shaky start.

He shared crucial half-century partnerships with Paul Collingwood and Tim Bresnan and as if that wasn't enough, he then ran out Saeed Ajmal and took the catch to end the game when Shoaib Akhtar spooned Stuart Broad into the off side as Pakistan were dismissed for 135 to hand England a 121-run win.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Morgan's team-mates Broad and Graeme Swann, Zimbabwe's Ed Rainsford and Ireland's William Porterfield.

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