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.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
An great ten overs from Sam Curran. He pitched it up and swung it to start off and then banged it in brief to finish. He ends up with 5 wickets in front of his property 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 five-wkt haul (five/35) v Aus at Perth on 28 Jan 2018.
He was then 22 years-322 days!
Now, younger sibling Sam Curran claimed his maiden five-wkt haul (five/48) #ENGvsSL at the Oval at 23 years-28 days!
They are the 4th & 5th youngest for England!
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 1, 2021
It is been all about handle currently. The England batsman have been in handle all through their innings, and however scored at a considerably faster price than Sri Lanka. They executed their abilities completely.
England false shots: 13.three% (RR: five.62)
Sri Lanka false shots: 18.two% (RR: four.82)#ENGvSL
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) July 1, 2021
— Tammy Beaumont (@Tammy_Beaumont) July 1, 2021
What is occurred right here is that Sam Curran and David Willey have bowled a group out with bouncers. Correct story.
— Rory Dollard (@thervd) July 1, 2021
Sam Curran has taken extra wickets currently than what Tom Curran has managed in his final ten ODIs across 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
Some many things to love and admire about Eoin Morgan as a cricketer. For me his calling, it is a thing of beauty. Loud, clear and decisive, his partner never in the dark as to what is about happen. #yesnowait #nerdycomment
— Seth Bennett (@Sethb45) July 1, 2021
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) July 1, 2021
Eoin Morgan is the 1st player with a 50+ score on the tenth anniversary of a 50+ score against the similar group 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 three-four trophies at least.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 1, 2021
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 1, 2021