India Legends prevailed West Indies legends in a nail-biting contest which was played yesterday on March 17 at Raipur, to make it to the finals of Road Safety World T20 Series. Read more - Watch: Sixth grade cricketer takes a blinder; Video goes viral
Having invited to bat, Virendra Sehwag started with his signature boundary off the first ball and the duo added a quick 56 before. Tino Best got rid of the turbulent Indian opener. Kaif joined Sachin and forged another 50-run stand. Sachin Tendulkar completed his half-century in the next over itself before falling prey to Tino Best on 65, meanwhile, Yusuf Pathan managed to get middle couple big overs.
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The 19th over was lowkey reminiscent to 2007 as Yuvi smacked three consecutive sixes off Nagamootto and another on penultimate delivery making it a massive 24-run over. Yuvraj Singh & Yusuf Pathan's unbeaten 78 runs partnership off just 35 balls put India in the driver seat.
Chasing 219 to earn the Road Safety final ticket, WIL cheaply lost William Perkins following a gigantic 19-run first over. Deonarine paired up with Dwayne Smith and ensured their winning chances and as they appended a massive 99-run to the total. Pathan brothers joined hands to dismiss the destructive Smith as Yusuf takes an easy catch. Pragyan Ojha removed Kirk Edwards off the first ball only to bring the WIL skipper to the crease.
Raipur crowd were caught in mixed feels as witnessing the old Vintage Lara was verily surreal. Lara & Deonarine added a quick 80 and got the team real close to the chase until Vinay Kumar dazzled him with dissimulated slower over. Kumar's penultimate over of the innings proved to be the turning point where he gets 2 wickets conceding just 7 leaving 18 for the final over. Irrfan's excellent final over ushered India into the finals of the Road Safety World Series.
Sri Lanka Legends will take on South Africa Legends on Friday, March 19 in the SF-2. The Final Match of the tournament will take place on Sunday March 21 in Raipur.