ENG vs. SL: Sam Curran’s claw leads England to 2-0 lead in ODI series

England continued their stellar performance by defeating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the second match of the three-match ODI series. With this win, the English team took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. For England, Sam Curran took five wickets for the first time in his one-day career. At the same time, batting, captain Eoin Morgan played an incredible innings of unbeaten 75 and Joe Root 68. Batting first Sri Lanka scored 241 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. In response, England achieved this goal by losing just 2 wickets in 43 overs.

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Chasing 242, England started well and Johnny Bierstowe (29) and Jason Roy shared a 76-run partnership for the first wicket. Bairstow was dismissed after scoring 29. After playing a strong innings of 60 runs, Roy returned to the pavilion and Karunaratne’s Dhananjay de Silva took the catch. After this, Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan did not allow any further setbacks and gave the team a 140-run partnership for the third wicket.

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Sri Lanka elected to bat after losing the toss did not have a good start and the team lost just the first four wickets for 21 runs. After this, Hasanara (26) shared a 64-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Dhananjay de Silva. Sam Karan ended Hasranga’s innings. Dasun Shanaka scored 47 while batting well. De Silva, however, missed his century and David Wiley scored 91. England’s Sam Curran had five and David Willie four.

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