Tom Curran registered 4 wickets within the intra-squad sport© Twitter
Joe Root hit 77 and Tom Curran produced an excellent all-round efficiency because the England touring celebration warmed up for its white-ball matches towards South Africa with an intra-squad match at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Root was the highest scorer with 77 as Team Buttler defeated Team Morgan by 50 runs in a 40-overs-a-side contest. Curran took 4 for 25 for England captain Eoin Morgan‘s facet earlier than making the second-highest rating of 31 for the losers. The match was a warm-up forward of three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals towards South Africa, beginning with a T20 worldwide at Newlands on Friday.
England will play two T20 intra-squad matches in Paarl on Monday. Four of the six tour matches shall be at Newlands and two at Paarl.
South Africa cancelled a deliberate warm-up match on Saturday after a second squad member examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Friday.
Root made his 77 off 77 balls and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 103 with Sam Billings (52).
Team Buttler had been bowled out for 255 in 39.1 overs, dropping their final 5 wickets for 28 runs, three of which fell to medium-pacer Curran.
Each of the Team Morgan specialist batsmen reached double figures however nobody scored greater than the captain’s 20. His facet slipped to 102 for six earlier than Chris Woakes (55) and Curran placed on 79 for the seventh wicket.
Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory took three for 18 for the profitable group.
Scores in short
Team Buttler: 255 in 39.1 overs (J. Root 77, S. Billings 52; T. Curran 4-25, M. Wood 3-48)
Team Morgan: 205 in 35.5 overs (C. Woakes 55, T. Curran 31, C. Jordan 2-35, L. Gregory 3-18)
Result: Team Buttler received by 50 runs.
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