Indian Legends Win: Advances to Finals, Sachin, Yuvraj shine, crush West Indies Legends by 12 runs: Sachin Tendulkar led Indian Legends advances to the finals of the Road Safety Tournament after winning a close encounter against Brian Lara’s men by 12 runs.
Earlier it was Sachin, Yuvraj, and Yusuf who did the destruction with the bat and guided India towards a big total. Later on, a collective bowling effort from the team ensured a berth in the finals for India.
India had set West Indies 219 to win but the West Indies could score only 206/6 from their 20 overs.
Indian Legends Win: Sachin Tendulkar scores 42 Balls 65, Yuvraj smashes 6 Sixes once again
India Legends captain Sachin Tendulkar showcased batting masterclass all over again and smashed 42-ball 65 against West Indies Legends to bring up his 2nd consecutive fifty in the ongoing World Safety World Series on Wednesday.
India were given the tough task of batting first and setting a competitive target against Brian Lara’s side and the former opener did just what everyone in the world expected from him. He played some exquisite shots all around the park to bring everyone in the Raipur stadium on their feet.
47-year-old Sachin Tendulkar smashed six fours and 3 sixes during his whirlwind knock which also included a very good looking pull shot.
The batting great had scored 60 off 37 in India Legends’ last league match against South Africa Legends. Tendulkar had hit 9 boundaries and a maximum during that equally impressive knock.
After Sachin Tendulkar’s departure in the 15 over, hard-hitting batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan took India Legends’ total to 218/ 3 in 20 overs. The total is the highest in the history of the tournament.
Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes to return unbeaten on 49 off 20, while Pathan changed as many as four bats to score 37 not out off 20 balls.
|Dwayne Smith||c YK Pathan b IK Pathan||63||36||9||2||175.00|
|William Perkins||lbw b MS Gony||9||5||2||0||180.00|
|Narsingh Deonarine||runout (NV Ojha / R Vinay Kumar)||59||44||5||2||134.09|
|Kirk Edwards||st NV Ojha b PP Ojha||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Brian Lara (C)||b R Vinay Kumar||46||28||4||2||164.29|
|Tino Best||c NV Ojha b R Vinay Kumar||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Mahendra Nagamootoo||Not out||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Sulieman Benn||Not out||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Extra||24 (b 0, w 15, nb 2, lb 7)|
|Yet To Bat||Ridley Jacobs, RA Austin, Dinanath Ramnarine|
|Virender Sehwag||c & b TL Best||35||17||5||1||205.88|
|Sachin Tendulkar (C)||c KA Edwards b TL Best||65||42||6||3||154.76|
|Mohammad Kaif||c MV Nagamootoo b RA Austin||27||21||2||2||128.57|
|Yusuf Pathan||Not out||37||20||2||3||185.00|
|Yuvraj Singh||Not out||49||20||1||6||245.00|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 2)|
|Yet To Bat||NV Ojha, IK Pathan, MS Gony, MM Patel, PP Ojha, R Vinay Kumar|
INDIAN Legends WIN: After playing all their league matches, India Legends have emerged on the top of the points table. They are equal with Sri Lanka Legends in the points tally. The Sachin Tendulkar-led side has won 5 out of 6 matches. Their only loss came against England in a close encounter by 6 runs. As for WI L, they finished fourth with 3 wins and losses each.
India Legends (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar(c), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel
West Indies Legends (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Ridley Jacobs(w), Narsingh Deonarine, Brian Lara(c), William Perkins, Kirk Edwards, Tino Best, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Ryan Austin
India Legends vs West Indies Legends LIVE Score – IND L vs WI L Live
Watch Road Safety World Series 2021 1st Semi-Final – What are the timings of the India Legends vs West Indies Legends (IND L vs WI) T20 match?
Road Safety World Series 2021 1st Semi-Final: India Legends vs West Indies Legends (IND L vs WI) T20 match will start at 07:00 PM IST, 17 March
Road Safety World Series 2021 Semi-Final Schedule
17 March 2021 – India Legends beat West Indies Legends by 12 Runs in Semifinal 1
18 March 2021 – Sri Lanka Legends vs South Africa Legends, Semifinal 2
21 March 2021- Final – TBC vs TBC