England batsman Eoin Morgan has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his batting helped his side clinch the One-Day International series against Australia with two games in hand.
Morgan scored 182 runs in three matches as England raced into a 3-0 lead after wins at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff and Old Trafford in Manchester.
The opening match of the series saw England set a testing 268 to win but with Morgan unbeaten on 103 in 85 balls, having hit 16 fours, they got home with four overs to spare.
Two days later Morgan contributed 52 in 64 balls as England won by four wickets with just under five overs to spare having been set 240. And although he only made 27 in the third match, England went on to win the game by one wicket in the final over.
Morgan averages over 50 in One-Day International cricket for England having scored almost 1500 runs in all ODI cricket (including 23 matches for Ireland) with three centuries and nine half-centuries and has swiftly become England's key man in the crucial number five position.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Sri Lanka's Farveez Maharoof, who took a hat-trick against India, Shahid Afridi, who blasted 124 in 60 balls against Bangladesh and Andrew Strauss, who scored two half-centuries against Australia.
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