Sam Curran won hearts with a world record in the last ODI against INDIA:
England appeared to be all out for less than 200 at one stage in the 330-run chase but Sam Curran won hearts and showed amazing fighting prowess and with his batting skills, he gave a tough fight to the Indian team at the end.
Sam Curran (95 not out: 9×4, 3×6 off 83 balls) fought until the last ball to help England win the final ODI against India in Pune on Sunday night. England won the toss and elected to field first. However, the Lower order disappointed and India was all out for 329 in 48.2 overs. In the ensuing chase, England looked like it set to lose by a huge margin, England was 168/6 at one stage but Sam Curran who went to bat in 8th position batted exceptionally.
With the help of lower-order batsman Moin Ali (29), Adil Rashid (19), and Markwood (14), Sam Curran looked set to lead England to victory, but England needed 14 runs to win from the last over of the match Natarajan stopped sam with his tactical bowling. With that in the end England was limited to 322/9. However, the fighting spirit of 22-year-old Sam Curran has been widely praised. Even if England lost the match but Sam Curran got the man of the match.
In the third ODI, he went to 8th place batting and Sam Curran became No. 1 in the rare world record by scoring 95 *.
If you look at the list of players who have batted in 8 or so positions and scored the most runs? Chris Vokes of England equaled the record of 95 * against Sri Lanka in 2016 with Sam Curran 95 *. However .. Curran topped the record as he did it in fewer balls. After these two, Andre Russell scored 92 * against India in 2011. Nathan Coulter Nile scored 92 against the West Indies. In fifth place was Ravi Rampal who scored 86 * against India in 2011.