The second day of the ODI test series between India and England, started with a bad note for Indian cricket team as Sam Curran went on to take 3 wickets in a span of just 8 balls.
The openers of Indian cricket team, Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan started well for India. Both of them took sometime to settle down and their partnership for 50 runs had set the stage. There were hopes that the two will post a big total, however, Sam Curran had other plans, as he bowled a beautiful delivery to Murali Vijay, which pinned him infront of the stumps.
Team India had taken a bold decision by not taking Cheteshwar Pujara in the playing XI squad. He was replace by the young IPL sensation, KL Rahul. After Vijay got back to pavilion, KL Rahul came in to bat. He walked in with confidence to carry on with the good job done by the openers, however, failed miserably as he was bowled out by Sam Curran.
it's a @samcurran58 show 🔥 🔥 🔥 with 3 wickets in 8 balls, sam curran destroyed @indiancricketteam batting line up. dismissed @shikhardofficial, @mvj8 and @rahulkl. disappointing display from indian top 3. 😔 😔 #samcurran #englandcricket #englandcricketteam #jamesanderson #kingofswing #joeroot #alastaircook #ipl #indiancricketteam #indiatourofengland #indvseng #indiavsengland #indiancricket #viratkohli #kingkohli #shikhardhawan #muralivijay #klrahul #ajinkyarahane #stuartbroad
Shikhar Dhawan also couldn’t last longer and he was caught-out by Dawid Malan, after Curran got Dhawan to edge to the slip cordon with the ball landing short. Shikhar Dhawan scored 26 runs and smashed 3 fours before he went back to pavilion.
The twitterati are lashing out on the top order of India and appreciating Sam Curran for his mindblowing stint. Here, have a look at the reactions :
KL Rahul is taking things for granted with such incredibly stupid shots that too so early….and this is not the first time…..
— Srikanth Govind (@Srikanth_Govind) August 2, 2018
#INDvsENG In the words of Sir Geoffrey Boycott, "Stupid batting" from Rahul and Dhawan … least to say!!! Test cricket is for techincally superior and Patient cricketers and on anyday Pujara is superior to Dhawan and Rahul!!!
— Sathishprabhu.V (@SathishprabhuV) August 2, 2018
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 2, 2018
Any Indian who lose his wicket to Sam Curran should be fined their whole wage for the tour.
— AT (@AwfulTrader) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran has been faster than James Anderson today, and swung the ball 55% more. #ENGvIND
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran is not a Test cricketer.
— Declan (@DeclanMulvey) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran all over India. Some ridiculous batting by the Indian top order. Poor shots, learn to leave, there is intent in a leave too.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 2, 2018
Reaching out for a swinging ball pitching way outside off stump, when it is just the second delivery you’re facing. Someone give KL Rahul the memo that he is playing in England, not the subcontinent. #INDvENG
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 2, 2018
— Laxman Gaonkar (@absolutelucky) August 2, 2018
KL Rahul out
Now start saying Kohli made a worst choice…U opportunistic fellows.
— Winston Xavier (@winsttonxavier) August 2, 2018
SUPER SAM CURRAN 💥🙌🏴
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 2, 2018
The only man whose reputation has improved more than Sam Curran's in the last hour is Pujara.
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran has taken India's first three wickets in the space of eight balls. (Vijay, Rahul and Dhawan)
He dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara twice in the same County game in May this year. (7 runs in 15 balls) #ENGvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran – take a bow son@bbctms
— Paul Williams (@williams_pd) August 2, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran is spoiling it for India. #EngvInd
— KUNDAN SINHA (@kundansinha1005) August 2, 2018
Doubted Sam Curran's selection in the XI?
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 2, 2018
KL Rahul didn’t realise that he was playing a test match. Tried very ambitious drive on second ball and gifted his wicket to England #ENGvIND
— Noble (@Av_Noble) August 2, 2018
The moment media brands someone as "spl talent", they disappoint you to death. Rohit first n KL Rahul now 😔😳
— Nagaraj Venkatesan (@arrnagaraj) August 2, 2018
Lol. KL Rahul nothing more than HYPE. #ENGvIND
— вυмяαн 🏏 (@fake_bumrah_) August 2, 2018
One thing about KL Rahul which is very consistent all through his career has been how to get out on lollypop balls like that!! Pujara is smiling!! #ENGvIND 🙈
— BitterSweetSymphony🌿 (@PluviophilePoet) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran and Adil Rashid batting together in a Test match feels like computer simulated nonsense, and I could not be more onboard. #EngvInd
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) August 1, 2018
— Ankit Kumar (@Iamankit1603) August 2, 2018
Sam Curran is breathing fire🔥🔥🔥
Would love to see Kohli in the hut. #ENGvIND
— Kiya Parmar (@kiyapag) August 2, 2018
Indian Batsmen were prepared for Anderson and Broad. Sam Curran came out of syllabus!
Everything rests on Kohli now!#INDvsENG
— Teja vijay (@TejaCherkul) August 2, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 2, 2018
— @FrankOpinion (@BebakVichar) August 2, 2018
What are your thoughts about this? Share them with us in the comments below.