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India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends Highlights: INDL win by 14 runs, lift trophy

India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, Road Safety World Series 2021 Final Highlights: Yusuf Pathan stole the show with his unbeaten 62 and his impressive figures of 2/26 with the ball.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 22, 2021 9:38:34 am
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India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, Road Safety World Series 2021 Final Highlights: Sachin Tendulkar’s India outsmarted Tillakaratne Dilshan’s Sri Lanka by 14 runs in the summit clash of the Master Series in Raipur on Sunday.

India, asked to bat first, posted 181/4 in 20 overs. Yuvraj Singh (60) and Yusuf Pathan (62*) were the highest scorers for the hosts. Chasing, Sri Lanka got off to a good start owing to Dilshan (21) and Sanath Jayasuriya (43) but they faltered soon after. In the end, they were restricted to 167/7 at the end of 20 overs.

India Legends (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar (c), Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, S Badrinath, Naman Ojha (w), Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel

Sri Lanka Legends (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga (w), Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Chamara Silva, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Russel Arnold, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath

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India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends Highlights:

09:38 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Here are the full highlights-

23:06 (IST)21 Mar 2021
INDIA LEGENDS WIN BY 14 RUNS, BECOME CHAMPIONS!

India Legends have been the team to beat since the start of the competition and they proved their mettle tonight! Sachin Tendulkar's men posted 181/4 in the first innings. Then, Sri Lanka Legends were restricted to 167/7 at the end of 20 overs as they fell short of the target by just 14 runs. Yusuf Pathan stole the show with his unbeaten 62 and his 2/26 with the ball.

22:52 (IST)21 Mar 2021
FOUR! SIX! SIX!

Weeraratne changes the tone of the contest as he punishes Vinay in the eighteenth over of the contest. The hosts have a look of worry on their faces now as the batsman smacks a four and two vital maximums! 30 off 12 now! SLL: 152/4 (18 overs)

22:45 (IST)21 Mar 2021
India edging closer to victory in summit clash

Tendulkar aims to maintain the pressure on the batsmen and brings back Munaf first, and then Gony in the death overs. The former conceded eight runs in his over while the latter gave away 9, but it's still not enough for Sri Lanka! SLL: 133/4 (17 overs)

22:28 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Sri Lanka Legends need 66 off 30 balls

Weeraratne wakes up from his slumber and smacks Irfan for a four and a six to get 13 runs off the over. SLL: 116/4 (15 overs)

22:23 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Jayasinghe, Weeraratne hold on in losing fight

Ever since Dilshan's dismissal, the entire batting order of Sri Lanka has been in free-fall. Irfan bags his second of the night as he dismisses Tharanga on 13. Jayasinghe ups the ante with a six in the next over, but it seems a bit too late. SLL: 103/4 (14 overs)

22:11 (IST)21 Mar 2021
WICKET!

There's the third of the night and it's a big one! Yusuf delivers yet again and he is thrilled to bits. He slides in a quicker delivery at the pads and traps Jayasuriya between the wickets. The Sri Lanka legend walks back on 43 off 35 balls. SLL: 83/3 (11.1 overs)

22:04 (IST)21 Mar 2021
India Legends assume the driving seat

The Pathan brothers continue with their spells, putting the opposition under pressure. Jayasuriya and Tharanga hold fort somehow as Sri Lanka manage to score just 17 runs in the last four overs. The former hits a four in the tenth over. SLL: 75/2 (10 overs)

21:52 (IST)21 Mar 2021
DOUBLE TROUBLE!

There's the breakthrough for the hosts! First, Yusuf decides to shine with the ball too after his quickfire 62* in the first innings. He removes Dilshan (21) with the help of keeper Naman Ojha. After his brother broke the opening partnership, Irfan scalped the wicket of Chamara Silva (2) off a catch by Badrinath. Sri Lanka have been put on their backfoot a bit now. SLL: 65/2 (8.1 overs)

21:42 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Sanath Jayasuriya leads Sri Lanka's charge

Pragyan Ojha bowls the 5th over, as India turn to spin. Dilshan cuts away for four against the spinner. Ojha, probably struggling because of the dew combined with the pressure of bowling to Jayasuriya on song, bowls a few wides. Vinay Kumar bowls the last Powerplay over, and he too continues the wides. Jayasuriya continues his fine form too. Slashes a four - one bounce and over the ropes - past point.

SL 58/0 after 6, Sanath on 31, Dilshan on 19. SL need 124 to win in 14 overs

21:30 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Munaf goes for runs

Jayasuriya looks to unfurl. Flicks Gony for four to fine leg. Runs down the ball a few more times and runs hard to get a couple of runs. Munaf continues at the other end. Jayasuriya pulls him for four more. And next ball, there's a six, picked up off the pads and fired over deep midwicket. Dilshan picks up a full ball from Munaf and ends the over with four more. 29 runs have come in Munaf's 2 overs.

SL 39/0 after 4, need 143 to win in 16 overs

21:18 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Jayasuriya slashes for four

A great first over from Gony. A big LBW appeal against Jayasuriya in that over and just the one single from Dilshan. Munaf Patel takes the new ball alongside Gony. Jayasuriya advances down the track and slashes the gap past point for four. 

SL 13/0 after 2

21:09 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Sri Lanka begin chase

Dilshan and Jayasuriya are at the crease for Sri Lanka. Dilshan, the highest scorer of the tournament, takes strike. Manpreet Gony will open the attack for India.

In a curious co-incidence, Tendulkar was the highest Indian run-getter in the 2011 World Cup as well as the 2021 World Series. In both tournaments, the overall highest scorer has been Dilshan.

SL 1/0 after 0.3

20:55 (IST)21 Mar 2021
India score 181/4 in 20 overs

Irfan Pathan joins his brother at 6. Weeraratne drifts on Yusuf's pads and the right hander flicks it away for four. 7 runs in the 19th over. Kulasekara bowls the 20th over. Irfan takes a single off the first ball to hand the strike over to Yusuf. A very tidy over by Kulasekara to finish. Irfan Pathan smashes a six off the last ball to take the score above 180. India put up 181/4 in 20 overs. Sri Lanka will need 182 to win the match and the title.

20:48 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Yuvraj out for 60

Farvez Maharoof bowls the 18th over and it is another economical over from him. Just 4 runs off it. Maharoof ends with 1/16 in 4 overs, on a high-scoring day. Weeraratne, who went for 16 runs in his first over, bowls the 19th over. And Yuvraj is finally out, caught by Maharoof in the deep. Yuvraj falls for 60.

IND 163/4 after 18.2

20:40 (IST)21 Mar 2021
50 for Yusuf

The explosion continues from Yusuf on the other side of the last Time-Out of the innings. Kulasekara back to bowl the 17th over, Pathan smashes another flat six down the ground. Two balls later, there's an action replay, but this time from the left-handed Yuvraj, who slams a six over the bowler's head. Last ball of the over, Yusuf deposits another six in the stands. This is carnage now! That's 50 for Yusuf in 24 balls.

IND 158/3 after 17, Yuvraj 58, Yusuf 50

20:32 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan explodes

Yusuf Pathan cracks another six as Dhammika looks to ramp up his pace. A four to third man to follow. Yusuf Pathan has exploded! Huge over! 22 runs in the over.

IND 138/3 after 16, Yuvraj 51, Yusuf 37

20:29 (IST)21 Mar 2021
50 for Yuvraj

Yusuf flicks Maharoof for a four to fine leg, but the bowler keeps it down in the rest of the over. Sri Lanka stick with their seamers. Dhammika Prasad bowls the 16th. Yuvraj slams four down the ground. Gets to his 50, off 35 balls. Yusuf smashes a six against Dhammika two balls later.

IND 127/3 after 15.3

20:21 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Yusuf, Yuvraj take turns hitting big shots

Yuvraj and Yusuf both crack a four each in the 13th over, bowled by Dhammika. 9 runs off the over, with neither batsman looking to run too hard in between their big shots. Weeraratne bowls the 14th over. Yuvraj goes down on his knees and smashes another cracking six to start the over. Yusuf also cracks a six two balls later. 

IND 108/3 after 14, Yuvraj 44, Yusuf 14

20:07 (IST)21 Mar 2021
Yuvraj moves into 30s

Maharoof has conceded just 5 runs in his 2 overs so far and has taken the wicket of Tendulkar. What a performance. Sri Lanka go to more pace, encouraged by his success. Kulasekara bowls the 12th. Sri Lanka miss a run out opportunity. The throw is towards Yuvraj's end, as the keeper and Jayasinghe, the fielder, both ignore tha fact that Yusuf Pathan had given up the ghost at the other end.

IND 83/3 after 12

India Legends Squad: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar(c), Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, S Badrinath, Noel David, Sairaj Bahutule, Sameer Dighe

Sri Lanka Legends Squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan(c), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga(w), Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Chamara Silva, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Russel Arnold, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Chaminda Vaas, Upul Chandana, Dulanjana Wijesinghe, Sachithra Senanayake, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Chamara Kapugedera, Malinda Warnapura

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