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Friday, 03 August 2018 - 12:20
Rookie left-armer Sam Curran bamboozles India
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Rookie left-armer Sam Curran’s spell of swing bowling on day two of the first Test against India at Edgbaston was as superb as it was rare for England.
 
Curran ripped apart India’s top order with three wickets in eight balls to reduce the tourists to 3-59 before Virat Kohli’s maiden Test century on English soil lifted the total to 274.
 
Curran, 20, finished with figures of 4-74 from 17 overs, and while those figures are solid if not remarkable, what is astonishing is the dearth of left-arm fast bowlers England have produced in 141 years and 1000 Tests.
 
Since the turn of the century, only three left-arm quicks have played for England; Ryan Sidebottom (22 Tests), Allan Mullally (two) and Curran (two).
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