Sam Curran: England all-rounder trounces Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to put Australia in trouble at Old Trafford


Sam Curran: The English all-rounder added to the hard work done by the likes of Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer at the Old Trafford.

During the second ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of England in Manchester, England all-rounder Sam Curran dismissed two opposition batsmen on successive deliveries to put them in deep trouble.

Chasing a 232-run target, Australia looked set to seal the chase until England all-rounder Chris Woakes dismissed three batsmen in as many overs to put the visitors on the back foot.

With the likes of Woakes and Jofra Archer bowling out their overs, the onus was on Tom Curran and Sam Curran as spinner Adil Rashid appeared to have an off-day.

On the second delivery of the 40th over, Curran picked his first wicket in the form of Pat Cummins when his attempt of playing a big shot saw him getting out after scoring 11 (19) including a six.

Mitchell Starc (0), who also has a reputation of contributing with the bat, got out on the first delivery he faced as he edged the ball to England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.

Earlier, England managed to score 231/9 in their allotted quota of 50 overs after captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bat. It was a 76-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Tom Curran (37) and Adil Rashid (35*) which aided England to score a respectable total.

With bowling figures of 10-0-36-3, Australia spinner Adam Zampa was the pick of their bowlers today. Other than Zampa, Mitchell Starc (10-1-38-2) excelled with the ball in hand.

Sam Curran trounces Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc

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