English all-rounder, Sam Curran, who almost won the match and series for England with his unbeaten 95 runs, said he was disappointed to end up on losing side in the series-deciding ODI against India on Sunday.
England was struggling at 168 for six when Curran walked in. His fearless batting soon led his team to a much-better position – 200 for seven. Not giving up despite no support from other send, the southpaw, who was the difference between India and England in the Test series at home in 2018, almost pulled it off for visitors.
He took runs off Shardul Thakur’s last over to bring England back in the game. Shardul, before that over, had picked four wickets and largely troubled the English batsmen.
Lastly, when England needed 14 in 6 balls, Curran found left-arm pacer T Natarajan hard to score boundaries off as England eneded up losing the match by 7 runs.
Curran was impressed with Natarajan’s bowling and said, “He bowled very well in the end. He had six deliveries there and showed why he’s a good bowler,” after the match.
Curran said although he was happy with the way he batted, it was disappointing to lose at the end.
“We didn’t win the game, but happy with the way I played. I haven’t done something like that for a while especially for England. Disappointed with the finish. I had a few messages from the dug-out as well. (They said) try to bat deep and try to take most of the strike,” the left-hander said in the post-match presser.