Yusuf Pathan’s all-round show helps India beat Sri Lanka by 14 runs to clinch Road Safety World Series title

Road Safety World Series Final Highlights: Yusuf Pathan's helps India beat Sri Lanka by 14 runs to clinch Road Safety World Series title
Road Safety World Series Final Highlights: Yusuf Pathan's helps India beat Sri Lanka by 14 runs to clinch Road Safety World Series title

Road Safety World Series 2021 Final Highlights: India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends: Yusuf Pathan’s all-round show helps India beat Sri Lanka by 14 runs to clinch Road Safety World Series title: Yusuf Pathan put up an all-round show apart from a quickfire knock from Yuvraj Singh to help India beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs and clinch the first-ever Road Safety World Series at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.

Put to bat, India posted 181/4 in 20 overs. It was largely due to Yuvraj Singh’s 60 off 41 balls and Yusuf Pathan’s 62 off 36. Before that captain Sachin Tendulkar got the scoring going with 30 off 23.

The revered pair of Sachin and Sehwag opened the innings for India L but Sri Lanka already made plans for the two. Rangana Herath had a fine opening over, giving away just four runs. Soon, Sehwag departed in the third over after hitting a majestic six off Herath. S Badrinath, back from a hamstring injury, could not stick for long as he was dismissed by Jayasuriya in the fifth over.

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Yuvraj Singh and Tendulkar then anchored the innings with a 43-run partnership. But after Tendulkar departed, Yuvraj quickly turned on the beast mode. Partnering Yusuf Pathan, the duo added 85 runs off 47 balls for the third wicket. That took India to 181/4 in 20 overs.

During the tough chase, Dilshan and Jayasuriya gave Sri Lanka Legends a good start with the latter taking the big shots. Jayasuriya with 43 off 35 gave Sri Lanka a winning chance in the game but after he was dismissed in the 12th over, they struggled. Following his departure, SL L lost another wicket in Upul Tharanga, making it difficult for the visitors.

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But a quickfire knock from Kaushalya Weeraratne helped SL get closer to the target. But some good bowling in the death overs helped India win the first-ever Road Safety World Series.

Sri Lanka Legends Innings 167/7 (20 ovs) lost by 14 runs.
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Tillakaratne Dilshan (C) c NV Ojha b YK Pathan 21 18 3 0 116.67
Sanath Jayasuriya lbw b YK Pathan 43 35 5 1 122.86
Chamara Silva c S Badrinath b IK Pathan 2 4 0 0 50.00
Upul Tharanga (WK) c (sub RV Pawar) b IK Pathan 13 16 1 0 81.25
Chinthaka Jayasinghe runout (NV Ojha / R Vinay Kumar) 40 30 1 2 133.33
Kaushalya Weeraratne c R Vinay Kumar b MS Gony 38 15 3 3 253.33
Nuwan Kulasekara Not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Farveez Maharoof c R Vinay Kumar b MM Patel 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 9 (b 0, w 7, nb 1, lb 1)
Total 167/7 (20)
Yet To Bat Russel ArnoldHMRKB HerathKTGD Prasad
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Manpreet Gony 4 0 24 1 6.00
Munaf Patel 4 0 46 1 11.50
Pragyan Ojha 2 0 12 0 6.00
Vinay Kumar 2 0 29 0 14.50
Yusuf Pathan 4 0 26 2 6.50
Irfan Pathan 4 0 29 2 7.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
TM Dilshan 1-62 7.2
C Silva 2-65 8.1
ST Jayasuriya 3-83 11.1
WU Tharanga 4-91 12.5
K Weeraratne 5-155 18.4
CU Jayasinghe 6-167 19.5
MF Maharoof 7-167 19.6
India Legends Innings 181/4 (20 ovs)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Virender Sehwag b HMRKB Herath 10 12 0 1 83.33
Sachin Tendulkar (C) c WU Tharanga b MF Maharoof 30 23 5 0 130.43
S Badrinath lbw b ST Jayasuriya 7 5 1 0 140.00
Yuvraj Singh c MF Maharoof b K Weeraratne 60 41 4 4 146.34
Yusuf Pathan Not out 62 36 4 5 172.22
Irfan Pathan Not out 8 3 0 1 266.67
Extra 4 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 181/4 (20)
Yet To Bat NV OjhaPP OjhaR Vinay KumarMM PatelMS Gony
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Rangana Herath 2 0 11 1 5.50
Nuwan Kulasekara 4 0 44 0 11.00
Tillakaratne Dilshan 2 0 25 0 12.50
Sanath Jayasuriya 2 0 17 1 8.50
Dhammika Prasad 4 0 42 0 10.50
Farveez Maharoof 4 0 16 1 4.00
Kaushalya Weeraratne 2 0 23 1 11.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
V Sehwag 1-19 2.5
S Badrinath 2-35 4.2
SR Tendulkar 3-78 10.3
Yuvraj Singh 4-163 18.2