Sam Curran: ENG vs SL: Sam Curran Shakes Sri Lanka, Career Best and Historic Bowling Performance, Sam Curran takes five wickets against Sri Lanka in second ODI at The Oval
Sam Curran, England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: In the second ODI match between England cricket team and Sri Lanka, English all-rounder Sam Curran made a historic bowling performance on the Oval ground.
Sam Curran against Sri Lanka in second ODI  |  Photo Credits: AP
- England tour of Sri Lanka 2021 – England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI
- Sam Curran’s historic bowling performance at The Oval
- Sam Curran single-handedly overshadowed the Sri Lankan team, the all-rounder gave a career-best performance
In the second match of the ODI series between England and Sri Lanka at ‘The Oval’ ground, the host English team won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Sri Lankan team came out to bat first and they were also heading for a big score. But after this, 23-year-old England all-rounder Sam Curran made such a ruckus that the Sri Lankan innings began to disintegrate like a pack of cards. Sri Lanka could make 241 runs in this innings for 9 wickets in 50 overs.
Sam Curran gave Sri Lanka two shocking blows in the very beginning. He bowled Pathum Nisanka (5 runs) on the second ball of the second over of the match and then showed the way to the pavilion by LBW to the second opener and team captain Kusal Perera (0) on the fourth ball. He did not stop here, when he returned to bowl in the fourth over, he also LBW Avishka Fernando and gave 3 blows to the Sri Lankan team within 12 runs.
Sam then dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga (26 runs) in the 21st over and also dismissed Chamika Karunaratne (21 runs) in the 47th over to get his fifth wicket. Sam Curran took 5 wickets for 48 runs while making 1 maiden in 10 overs. This is the best performance of his career.
Apart from Sam Curran, David Willey also performed brilliantly. He took 4 wickets for 64 runs in 1 maiden over in 10 overs. During this, Willie also dismissed Dhananjay de Silva of Sri Lanka who missed his century. Dhananjay played an innings of 91 runs in 91 balls.
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