T20 World Cup: Sam Curran becomes first English bowler to take five wickets in shortest format | Cricket News


PERTH: England all-rounder Sam Curran registered the best bowling figures by an English bowler in T20I matches.
The 24-year-old all-rounder got the record to his name during his team’s phase 12 match against Afghanistan in Perth on Saturday.
During the match, Curran took five wickets and conceded just 10 runs in 3.4 overs.
Before that, spinner Adil Rashid held the record for best bowling figures by an English bowler in T20Is. He took four wickets for two runs in 2.2 overs against the West Indies in Dubai in 2021.
The two bowlers are followed by pacer Chris Jordan (4/6) against West Indies (2019) and David Willey (4/7) in 2019.
Afghanistan were bowled out by England for just 112 in 19.4 overs.
Batsmen Ibrahim Zadran and Usman Ghani, who scored 32 and 30 respectively, tried their best to resist the brutal pace of England bowlers despite a steady fall of wickets from the other end.
Besides Curran, Ben Stokes (2/19) and Mark Wood (2/23) also bowled well. Chris Woakes also took a wicket.


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