ENG Vs SL: All-rounder Sam Curran’s impressive performance continues in the limited overs series being played against Sri Lanka. Sam Curran’s five-wicket haul helped England beat Sri Lanka in the second ODI. With this, England has managed to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Not one of the Sri Lankan batsmen went ahead of the England fast bowlers. Curran took five wickets for 48 runs. David Willey, who handled the new ball with him, sent four batsmen to the pavilion for 64 runs. Sri Lanka, however, posted 241 for nine in 50 overs, thanks to Dhananjaya de Silva’s 91 and Dasun Shanaka’s 47.
England’s batsmen performed better than the previous match. England scored 244 for two in 43 overs and registered victory with 42 balls remaining. England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow once again gave the team a great start.
Morgan returns to form
Roy, who was out of the last match, made a great comeback and scored 60 runs. Bairstow supported Roy well and both the players added 76 runs for the first wicket. After this, Root scored an unbeaten 68 and Morgan scored an unbeaten 75 to give victory to the team.
Curran handled the responsibility of the new ball very well at his home ground. He took three wickets in his first nine balls to reduce Sri Lanka’s score to 21 for four. Sri Lanka reached a respectable score with Dhananjay de Silva’s innings.
Root, who scored an unbeaten 79 in Durham on Tuesday, maintained his good form. In this match, Morgan also indicated a return to form. Morgan had not reached 50 runs in international cricket for the last 10 months and 15 innings. His innings of 75 runs included eight fours and a six.
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