Tom and Sam Curran are two of the most exciting sibling talents in English cricket. Tom Curran after his initial has fallen off the radar, but is slowly finding his feet back. Sam Curran on the other is one of the most sought after white ball players. The left arm pace bowling all rounder played a crucial role in England’s T20 World Cup win last year. The 25 year old is also the costliest player in the history of TATA Indian Premier League when Punjab Kings broke the bank for him last year.
The story so far –
Sibling duo of Tom and Sam Curran are currently playing for Oval Invincibles a game which took place on Sunday. The game ended in a tie as the match saw twists and turns at each step of the way. The capacity crowd at Oval in London saw an exciting game as there was drama from the start to finish.
Tom Curran sends the ball out of the stadium –
Oval team needed 13 runs of the last 5 balls with Tom Curran and Sunil Narine at the crease. The left arm seamer Payne bowled one right in the slot as Tom Curran swung the ball over the deep backward square boundary for a huge 102 meter six. The ball went so far that it even cleared the massive Oval stadium with ease. The huge hit meant that target was suddenly within the range of Oval team with 4 needed off 2 balls.
Match ends in a dramatic tie –
With 4 needed off 2 balls, Payne and Glen Phillips combined to run out Sunil Narine for 2 when the West Indian went for a impossible second and sacrificed himself. With three needed off 1 ball, Tom Curran got a full toss and he wasn’t able to time the ball well. Despite that, Tom Curran was able to scamper back for two runs.
The second run though wasn’t without drama, as Tom Curran put in a dive to get back into the crease. The wicket keeper broke the stumps only and the umpire went up to consult the third umpire. That’s when the replays seemingly showed, Tom Curran, short of the crease to evoke huge cries of joy from the visitors. The joy was shortlived as Tom Curran was given not out by the third umpire to the shock of the Welsh Fire team.