England crush Sri Lanka, safe ODI sequence

2021-07-02 01:47:14

England seamers Sam Curran and David Willey have shared 9 wickets to arrange a crushing eight wicket win over Sri Lanka within the second one-day worldwide on the Kia Oval.

The hosts then chased down the goal of 242 with seven overs to spare to go 2-0 up within the three-match ODI sequence.

Curran took 5-48 from his 10 overs whereas fellow left-armer Willey grabbed 4-64 as Sri Lanka made 9-241 after recovering from 4-21 within the seventh over.

It by no means appeared remotely sufficient as Jason Roy (60) began the chase strongly earlier than Joe Root – unbeaten on 68 – and captain Eoin Morgan (75 not out) iced the end in entrance of a 12,500-strong crowd.

England acquired off to a flier as Curran took the primary three wickets in his first two overs, leaving Sri Lanka 3-12.

It quickly grew to become 4-21 when Willey had Charith Asalanka caught.

Dhananjaya de Silva, ably assisted by Wanindu Hasaranga (26) and Dasun Shanaka, steadied the ship.

De Silva, who missed the primary recreation of the sequence on Tuesday, ultimately departed for an entertaining 13-boundary 91.

Shanaka was caught off Willey for 47 within the forty fifth over, simply when it had appeared that the vacationers may be capable of scramble a defendable whole.

England’s bowlers smelled blood, nevertheless, and Curran accomplished his first five-wicket haul for his nation.

Sri Lanka’s whole was some enchancment on the primary match after they have been all out for 185, which England knocked off in 35 overs.

Sri Lanka wanted early wickets once more to have any probability however their assault lacked menace as England’s prodigious opening duo of Roy and Jonny Bairstow placed on an untroubled 71 earlier than the latter performed on for 29.

The ultimate ODI is in Bristol on Sunday.

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