Sam Curran made light work of the Bangladesh top-order, picking up three wickets in his first eight balls, in the second ODI in Dhaka against Bangladesh on Friday. The hosts were jolted in the 328-run chase after a fluent hundred from opener Jason Roy and a breezy 76 from skipper Jos Buttler helped England reach a commanding total.
Dawid Malan, who stroked a century in the last game, couldn’t get going this time around as Roy did the lion’s share of the scoring in their half-century stand. Bangladesh clawed back with two quick wickets as Malan and James Vince fell in quick succession. While Buttler took a bit of time early on to find his bearings, Roy hoisted Mehidy Hasan straight down the ground for a six to move to 96, before eventually reaching three figures off 104 balls.
After bringing up his 12th ODI ton, Roy fired on all cylinders as he took on Shakib Al Hasan for a couple of boundaries in a single over before garnering three off Taskin Ahmed in the very next over. In the matter of eight deliveries, he found the fence five times to set the alarm bells ringing in the home camp.
"Curran showcasing his skills here"
Two wickets!! What a start for Sam Curran! pic.twitter.com/bmPOaBqpg5
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