Euro 2020 Fever in Cricket: Sam Curran auditions for England football team with brilliant run-out in Eng vs SL T20

Euro 2020 Fever in Cricket, Eng vs SL 2nd T20: Sam Curran got into the Euro mode when he scored a goal or hit the target (to be more precise) with a right-foot shot in England vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20. The technique was flawless as the England all under run out Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka in Cardiff. The footwork would have impressed England football team head coach Gareth Southgate.

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Gunathilaka called Avishka Fernando for a quick single but Curran pulled out a side-footed shot which directly hit the middle stump.

Curran told Sky Sports: “In the football spirit, it’s coming home, so I’m very happy.” Sky Sports commentator David Lloyd was so impressed that he even requested Football Association to select Curran for the Euros. “Oh footwork. The Euros, get him.”

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England have struggled to find the netting this summer. Shot-shy England have scored just two goals in three-game. They face a huge challenge when they clash against Germany on Tuesday at Wembley.

And Curran’s confident touch in front of the posts would not go amiss on the pitch when England’s tournament is on the line.

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The run out was the start of an impressive performance in the field by England, who restricted Sri Lanka to just 111-7 in their 20 overs.

It was the lowest target England have ever chased in a T20 international against a team who batted through their overs.

Sri Lanka did not manage a single boundary in their batting power play – the first time England have not given away either a four or a six in the opening six overs of a Twenty20 international.

But England certainly made harder work of their eight-wicket win 24 hours earlier, thanks to a big wobble with the bat.

Liam Livingstone and Sam Billings guided England towards victory with a partnership of 44 after Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy all dismissed with just 36 runs on the board.