Jofra Archer bowled a brilliant spell, as England staged a stunning fightback to defeat Australia by 24 runs in the second one day international at Old Trafford on Sunday.
England included both Curran’s in place of Moeen Ali and injured Mark Wood, while Aussies went in with an unchanged line up.
England after electing to bat first lost Jonny Bairstow caught behind for a duck, while Marcus Stoinis dismissed Jason Roy (21) through superb run out from the covers.
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan added a solid 50 run stand for the third wicket, before Adam Zampa trapped the well set Morgan leg before wicket for 42.
In the 26th over Pat Cummins claimed the prize scalp of Jos Buttler lbw to reduce England to 107/4.
Sam Billings, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes failed to get going ,as the home side were reeling at 149/8.
Tom Curran and Adil Rashid saved their team from blushes with a vital 77 stand, as the hosts ended up with a competitive score of 231/9 at the end of 50 overs.
Zampa was Australia’s best bowler as he ended up with figures of 3/36.
Chasing 232, Archer provide two crucial breakthroughs in Australia’s innings as both David Warner and Marcus Stoinis were caught by Jos Buttler to reduce the visitors to 37-2.
Finch and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the ship with a 107 run stand for the third wicket before Chris Woakes dismissed Labuschagne for a solid looking 48.
Justin Langer’s side suffered a mini collapse, as both Archer and Woakes bowled a fiery spell in the middle overs to dismiss Mitchell Marsh, Finch and Glenn Maxwell as the visitors from 142/2 slumped to 147/6.
Sam Curran dismissed Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in successive balls and also claimed Adam Zampa with a well disguised slower delivery.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid ended the innings when he had Alex Carey stumped by Jos Buttler for 36, as the Aussies were bundled out for 207 in 48.4 overs, thereby leveling the three match series 1-1.
Jofra Archer was declared the Man of the Match.
The third and the final one day international will be played on 16 September, Wednesday.