Raipur: India Legends defeated Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs in the final played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium on the basis of their superb game of the Road Safety World Series T20 tournament. Took the title to his name.
Amazing of India legends
Batting first, India Legends scored 181 runs for four wickets and then stopped Sri Lanka Legends for 167 runs for 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Chasing a target of 182 runs from India, Sri Lanka got off to a brilliant start by skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan (21) and Sanath Jayasuriya (43) adding 62 runs in 7.2 overs for the first wicket.
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Yusuf gave a shock to Dilshan
Dilshan-Jayasuriya’s growing partnership was broken by Yusuf Pathan by Dilshan caught by wicketkeeper Pragyan Ojha. Dilshan hit 3 fours in 18 balls. After Yusuf, Irfan Pathan gave his second blow to Sri Lanka by catching Chamara Silva (2) in the street at the hands of S Badrinath in his very first over.
In front of the fatal bowling of the Pathan Brothers, Sri Lanka had lost their 4 over wickets by 91 runs, with Yusuf lbw to Jayasuriya and Irfan dismissed Upul Tharanga (13). Jayasuriya hit 5 fours and 1 six off 35 balls. After this Chintaka Jasasinghe (40) and Kaushalya Veeratne (38) added 64 runs for the 5th wicket, but by then it was too late and India won the match and title by 14 runs.
Was fun to play the # RoadSafetyWorldSeries2021 and to spend time in the park with friends and winning the tournament was an icing on the cake. Memorable few weeks. #INDLvSLL pic.twitter.com/d4C72QBw0J
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 21, 2021
Batting of india legends
India Legends, which came to batting first, had a very bad start. The first 2 wickets fell for just 35 runs. After this, Sachin Tendulkar was also dismissed after scoring 30 runs. Then there was an important 85-run partnership between Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh which proved beneficial for Team India. In this way India managed to score a stipulated 20 overs 181 runs.
We have our first champions of the @Unacademy Road Safety World Series, an intense final sees the #IndiaLegends come out on top after a close contest against the indomitable #SriLankaLegends. pic.twitter.com/96Fo51pXcA
– Road Safety World Series (@RSWorldSeries) March 21, 2021
Yusuf Pathan made 62 runs in 36 balls with the help of 4 fours and 5 sixes. Yuvraj Singh, who was supporting him, also showed his power. He contributed 60 runs in 41 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. Yusuf was awarded the Man of the Match award for his all-round performance.
– Yuvraj Singh (@ YUVSTRONG12) March 21, 2021
Indian fans salute
Fans are excited about the victory of India Legends. People are saluting Indian veterans on Twitter. Many users remembered their old days, when they saw Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan hitting fours and sixes. Watching Sachin Sehwag open again was a memorable moment for many fans.
Most runs in Road Safety World Series for India
– (@ Shebas_10dulkar) March 21, 2021
– Mr. Stark (@Mr_Stark_) March 17, 2021