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Twitter reactions: Sam Curran, Eoin Morgan star in England’s series-clinching win more than Sri Lanka

Sam Curran claimed his finest figures ahead of England captain Eoin Morgan shined with the bat as Globe Champions England cruised to a series-clinching win more than Sri Lanka in the second one particular-day international at the Oval on Thursday.

Chasing the target of 242, the hosts managed to total their job with seven overs to spare. Morgan major-scored with scintillating 75 not out off 83 balls, such as eight fours and a six. He was effectively supported by senior batter Joe Root, who remained unbeaten on 68 from 87 deliveries with the aid of 5 boundaries.

The pair of Morgan and Root added an unbeaten 140-run stand for the third wicket to take their side more than the finish line. Apart from the skilled duo, the openers also did a tremendous job and dominated the proceedings.

Jason Roy, who was producing a comeback in the side just after a hamstring injury, gave his group a flying start off by forming a 75-run partnership for the opening wicket with Jonny Bairstow. Roy scored 60 runs off 52 balls, when Bairstow could only handle to hit 29 runs.

Earlier, Curran fully destroyed the Sri Lankan batting order, selecting up his 1st-ever 5-wicket haul in the 50-more than format. Curran removed the major 3 batters, Pathum Nissanka (five), Kusal Perera (), and Avishka Fernando (two), to lower the guests to 12/three. Then, the left-armer dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga (26) and Chamika Karunaratne (21) to total his fifer in the game.

Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka took their side out of hot waters and steadied the ship. The duo place collectively a crucial partnership of 78 runs for the sixth wicket to aid Sri Lanka attain a competitive total.

Dhananjaya missed out from scoring a outstanding hundred by only nine runs as David Willey dismissed him in the 35th more than. Willey didn’t just cease there as he sent back Shanaka also in the 45th more than. Willey went on to take a four-fer for 64 runs in his quota of ten overs.

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