Sam Curran claimed his finest figures earlier than England captain Eoin Morgan shined with the bat as World Champions England cruised to a series-clinching win over Sri Lanka within the second one-day worldwide on the Oval on Thursday.
Chasing the goal of 242, the hosts managed to finish their activity with seven overs to spare. Morgan top-scored with scintillating 75 not out off 83 balls, together with eight fours and a six. He was effectively supported by senior batter Joe Root, who remained unbeaten on 68 from 87 deliveries with the assistance of 5 boundaries.
The pair of Morgan and Root added an unbeaten 140-run stand for the third wicket to take their facet over the end line. Other than the skilled duo, the openers additionally did an incredible job and dominated the proceedings.
Jason Roy, who was making a comeback within the facet after a hamstring damage, gave his staff a flying begin by forming a 75-run partnership for the opening wicket with Jonny Bairstow. Roy scored 60 runs off 52 balls, whereas Bairstow might solely handle to hit 29 runs.
Earlier, Curran fully destroyed the Sri Lankan batting order, selecting up his first-ever five-wicket haul within the 50-over format. Curran eliminated the highest three batters, Pathum Nissanka (5), Kusal Perera (0), and Avishka Fernando (2), to cut back the guests to 12/3. Then, the left-armer dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga (26) and Chamika Karunaratne (21) to finish his fifer within the sport.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka took their facet out of scorching waters and steadied the ship. The duo put collectively an important partnership of 78 runs for the sixth wicket to assist Sri Lanka attain a aggressive whole.
Dhananjaya missed out from scoring a outstanding hundred by solely 9 runs as David Willey dismissed him within the thirty fifth over. Willey didn’t simply cease there as he despatched again Shanaka too within the forty fifth over. Willey went on to take a 4-fer for 64 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
A wonderful ten overs from Sam Curran. He pitched it up and swung it to start out after which banged it in brief to complete. He finally ends up with 5 wickets in entrance of his house crowd. Good #ENGvSL
— Rob Johnston (@RobJ_Cricket) July 1, 2021
England win the 2nd ODI!
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2021
Tom Curran had claimed his maiden ODI 5-wkt haul (5/35) v Aus at Perth on 28 Jan 2018.
He was then 22 years-322 days!
Immediately, youthful sibling Sam Curran claimed his maiden 5-wkt haul (5/48) #ENGvsSL on the Oval at 23 years-28 days!
They’re the 4th & fifth youngest for England!
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 1, 2021
It has been all about management at present. The England batsman have been in management all through their innings, and but scored at a a lot faster fee than Sri Lanka. They executed their abilities completely.
England false pictures: 13.3% (RR: 5.62)
Sri Lanka false pictures: 18.2% (RR: 4.82)#ENGvSL
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) July 1, 2021
— Tammy Beaumont (@Tammy_Beaumont) July 1, 2021
What’s occurred right here is that Sam Curran and David Willey have bowled a staff out with bouncers. True story.
— Rory Dollard (@thervd) July 1, 2021
Sam Curran has taken extra wickets at present than what Tom Curran has managed in his final ten ODIs throughout the final two years.#ENGvSL
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 1, 2021
Joe Root vs Sri Lanka in 2021: 228, 1, 186, 11, 79*, 68*
— Nick Pal (@NickFriend1) July 1, 2021
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) July 1, 2021
Eoin Morgan is the primary participant with a 50+ rating on the tenth anniversary of a 50+ rating in opposition to the identical staff in ODIs.
1 Jul 2011 – 52(40) v SL at Leeds
1 Jul 2021 – 75*(83) v SL at The Oval#ENGvSL
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 2, 2021
I hope Sam Curran leaves CSK with 3-4 trophies not less than.
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) July 1, 2021
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