3rd ODI: Englishman Tom Curran restricts Sri Lanka before leaching | Cricket News

BRISTOL: Seaman Tom Curran picked up four middle-order wickets as England beat Sri Lanka to 166 in the third one-day international before the game was abandoned due to rain in Bristol on Sunday.
The wash meant the hosts won the series 2-0.
While Sam Curran captured five wickets to script England’s victory at the Oval three days ago, it was his older brother Tom who finished with 4-35 as the tourists were left with 53 balls remaining in their sleeves.
Sri Lanka once again failed to get off to a good start with the bat as captain Kusal Perera and compatriot Avishka Fernando were knocked out by a new ball attack from Chris Woakes and David Willey in the top six. overs.
Pathum Nissanka’s throw in the crease was also short lived as he was caught by Willey, while Silva’s Dhananjaya cut a Woakes bouncer straight to the thin, deep leg.
Tourists faltered at 50-4 when Tom was brought in on the attack and he wasted little time pulling Oshada Fernando out for his first ODI wicket since March.
Wanindu Hasaranga was next to play a reckless shot, hitting a short ball for the third time in the series to give Tom his second wicket.
Versatile Dasun Shanaka and Chamika Karunaratne took a cautious approach to add 29 points for the seventh wicket, before Tom returned with his bag of tricks on an overcast day.
The Surrey pitcher used a scrambled seam to force an edge of Karunaratne’s bat, which was brilliantly caught by Jonny Bairstow diving to his right.
Tom then pulled Binura Fernando out for his fourth scalp to top off a solid display.
Shanaka was undefeated on 48 but ran out of partners as Asitha Fernando was knocked out by Sam Billings in the 42nd before the rain fell.

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