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Today’s back pages: ‘six god’ Eoin Morgan is England’s captain fantastic

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 19 June

Eoin Morgan’s record-breaking Cricket World Cup century dominates the back-page headlines in today’s newspapers.

The England skipper smashed 148 runs from just 71 balls as the host nation thrashed Afghanistan at Old Trafford.

In his superb innings Morgan hit 17 sixes - a record in a one-day international - to help England secure a 150-run victory and top spot in the World Cup standings.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Morgan was England’s “captain fantastic” while the i newspaper says he was “top of the hit parade”.

With England going World Cup run crazy in Manchester the Daily Mirror described Morgan as a “six god” for his record-breaking efforts. The Times and the Daily Mail have a similar take, saying Morgan is a “six machine”.

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