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Cricket World Player of the Week - Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan scored a fine century in the first ODI against South Africa
Eoin Morgan scored a fine century in the first ODI against South Africa

For his performances in the first two One-Day Internationals against South Africa and leading his team to a series victory, England skipper Eoin Morgan is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

In the first game in Leeds, Morgan came to bat with score reading 101 for two. Even though, there was a solid platform in place, regular fall of wickets dented England's momentum and at one stage they were reeling at 198 for five. However, Morgan played a blinder of a knock to help England recover and later joined forces with Moeen Ali in the death overs to helped the hosts post a massive total of 339 runs. In the process, Morgan completed a well compiled century while Ali remained unbeaten on 77 off 51 deliveries.

In response, despite fifties from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, South Africa could manage only 267 runs, courtesy a four-wicket haul from Chris Woakes.

In the second ODI between the two teams at Rose Bowl, Morgan played a handy knock of 45 but failed to carry on. Instead, it was all-rounder Ben Stokes, who unleashed himself with a 79-ball 101 with Jos Buttler making a handy contribution of unbeaten 65 off 53 balls. Quinton de Kock's 98, David Miller's 71, AB de Villiers' 52 along with a 22-ball cameo from Chris Morris kept South Africa in the race but Mark Wood bowled a brilliant final over defending seven runs to seal a thrilling two-run win for Morgan's men.

There were some special performances in the final game of the tri-series in Ireland where Bangladesh registered their first away victory over New Zealand.

Fifties from Tom Latham, Ross Taylor and Neil Broom helped New Zealand post 270 runs but Bangladesh completed the chase in 48.2 overs riding on 65 runs each from Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman.

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