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| On Jun 25, 2021 12:24 PM IST

England vs Sri Lanka: Sam Curran shows his football skills to run out SL batsman – WATCH


The England team have been one of the best limited-overs sides for the past few years. In the past few years, they have displayed consistency in bilateral series wins or lifting the 2019 ODI World Cup. The T20 Blast tournament has been successful in enhancing the confidence of the young players who have the opportunity to play with the experienced players all around the world. One example, of the young player is Sam Curran who excelled in T20 Blast, then got opportunity to play in the IPL, and then made debut for the national team.

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ENG vs SL: Sam Curran shows football skills to run out Gunathilaka

The all-rounder Sam Curran has been terrific in the T20 format by his contribution in both departments. He has risen to promince since his performance in the IPL 2020, and continued in this year’s IPL as well. In the recent T20 Blast 2021, he was the best performer for the Surrey team.

In the ENG vs SL 2nd T20I, during the 2nd over of the first innings, he showed his football skills to run-out Danushka Gunathilaka to cause upset in the Sri Lanka batting order. It can be seen in the video, another opener, Avishka Fernando started to run as soon as the ball hit the pads, but non-striker Gunathilaka was unable to reach the striker’s end on time.

Watch the video:

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England win 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka by 5 Wickets

The Sri Lanka batting unit again failed to post a strong total on the board, and had to settle for a score of 111, which was way below the par score in Cardiff. The visiting team’s bowlers tried hard to defend the score, but at the end Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran helped the England team to seal the match easily.

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Harshit Rathi

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