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India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Semi-Final Highlights: INDL win by 12 runs

India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Road Safety World Series 2021 Highlights: Sachin Tendulkar's 65-run knock and Vinay Kumar's crucial two wickets during the chase sealed the win for the hosts.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 18, 2021 8:02:25 am
India Legends vs West Indies Legends Highlights: The match was held in Raipur. (Twitter/RSWorldSeries)

India Legends vs West Indies Legends Road Safety World Series 2021 Highlights: India Legends booked their spot in the final of the Road Safety World Series on Wednesday after beating West Indies Legends by 12 runs in the first semifinal at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur.

Sent out to bat first, India Legends got off to a great start through Virender Sehwag (35) and Sachin Tendulkar (65). The hosts faltered a bit in the middle but two blitzfire innings from Yuvraj Singh (49*) and Yusuf Pathan (37*) guided India Legends to 218/3 at the end of 20 overs. Chasing, West Indies Legends went toe-to-toe with their opposition with the help of Dwayne Smith (63) and Narsingh Deonarine (59). But despite a brilliant 46-run knock by Brian Lara, they failed to complete the task and were restricted to 206/6 in the end.


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22:58 (IST)17 Mar 2021
India Legends through to final, win by 12 runs!

India Legends win as they restrict West Indies Legends to 206/6 at the end of 20 overs. Vinay Kumar and Irfan Pathan came up with two economical overs right at the death to help their team to a 12-run victory! The March 21 final awaits the hosts!

22:44 (IST)17 Mar 2021

What a twist! Vinay Kumar responds for India with a well-disguised slower ball and Lara is a tad early into the slog. He misses it and clean bowled! The skipper walks off on 46 off 28 after having a chat with Deonarine. What a knock! WIL: 200/4 (18.3 overs)

22:35 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Lara leading from the front

In the first innings, Tendulkar was in full flow during his 65-run knock. Now, it's Lara (39*) time. He takes away some responsibility from Deonarine's shoulders as he smacks Munaf for a deadly four and a humongous six! 32 more to win! WIL: 187/3 (17 overs)

22:25 (IST)17 Mar 2021
West Indies Legends need 55 to win in final five!

Deonarine (51*) and Lara (19*) rally on with ease, scoring 38 runs in the last three overs. India Legends will be under big pressure though if they fail to take wickets soon as West Indies need 55 runs from 30 balls to go through to the final. WIL: 164/3 (15 overs)

22:06 (IST)17 Mar 2021

Two wickets in four balls! Can India turn things around from here? First, the Pathan brothers combine to derail Smith on 63 as Irfan dismisses the opener. In the next over, Pragyan inflicts a first-ball duck on Edwards. Time for Lara now. WIL: 120/3 (11.2 overs)

21:54 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Smith, Deonarine march on comfortably

West Indies Legends have adapted well to the pitch and both Smith (49*) and Deonarine (29*) have batted brilliantly. A boundary every over and constant shuffling of strike have helped in keeping the pair of Vinay and Pragyan at bay. WIL: 98/1 (9 overs)

21:38 (IST)17 Mar 2021

Gony has been a bright spark so far but his fortunes take a turn. After three solid deliveries, he loosens up and gives Smith the chance to go berserk. The required run-rate (10.57) is lower than the current run-rate (11.83). Worry for India. WIL: 71/1 (6 overs)

21:29 (IST)17 Mar 2021
West Indies Legends keep pace with the target

Although Munaf got hammered for two sixes by Smith and Deonarine, Gony comes back and puts some pressure on. Still, both the batsman manage to eke out eight runs from the over. At the same stage, India Legends were 48/0. WIL: 48/1 (4 overs)

21:12 (IST)17 Mar 2021

India have their early breakthrough! Gony strikes with his first ball of the innings! Perkins shuffles, and then plays down the wrong line to a pretty straightforward delivery on off-stump to get pinned low on his front pad. As plumb as it can get. WIL: 26/1 (2 overs)

21:07 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Smith, Perkins open the chase for West Indies

Dwayne Smith and William Perkins come out to bat for West Indies as Irfan Pathan restarts the proceedings for the hosts. Perkins starts with a four... and it gets worse for India as Irfan bowls five wides and concedes another boundary. WIL: 19/0 (1 over)

20:47 (IST)17 Mar 2021
West Indies Legends need 219 runs to win!

Yuvraj (49* off 20) and Yusuf (37* off 20) guide India Legends to 218/3 at the end of 20 overs with a barrage of sixes in the last two overs! Yuvraj hit six sixes to score 40 runs in the final 12 balls. Brian Lara's side have an almost impossible task ahead of them.

20:37 (IST)17 Mar 2021
India Legends close in on big total

Yuvraj breathes easy after he survives a scare! The batsman miscues the hoick but Nagamootoo fails to complete the formality and seal the catch. Yuvraj punishes the opposition for their mistake with a well-timed boundary against Benn. INDL: 178/3 (18 overs)

20:26 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Yusuf on fire in Raipur!

Tendulkar might have left the pitch, but the runs keep on flowing for the hosts! Yusuf assumes the mantle for now and absolutely rips into Austin! The all-rounder tonks it over long-on for a hug six and then slog sweeps for a four. INDL: 160/3 (16 overs)

20:15 (IST)17 Mar 2021

The reign of the Master Blaster is over! Best bags his second opener of the night as Tendulkar (65) slices his delivery straight into the hands of Edwards! The fielder did immensely well with respect to his balance by the boundary line. INDL: 140/3 (14.1 overs)

20:06 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Tendulkar scores fifty with a four!

After Austin scalped the wicket of Kaif (27), Tendulkar (57* off 38) bit back against the run-leaking Smith. He takes on the West Indies bowler and hits a four to reach his fifty. He doubles the fun with a maximum on the very next ball. INDL: 125/2 (13 overs)

19:55 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Kaif finds his groove, smacks two sixes

Kaif finally comes into his own and gets one of his big shots going on against Dwayne Smith. After two dot balls, he smashes a big maximum with a brilliant pull shot. He follows it up with another biggie and then ends the over with a four. INDL: 102/1 (11 overs)

19:49 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Sachin, Kaif hold fort for the hosts

Ever since Sehwag's dismissal, India have been pegged down a bit. Nagamootoo excels in his over and puts pressure on the batting order as India manages to get only six singles. Tendulkar (34*) hits a six and a four in the next two overs. INDL: 79/1 (9 overs)

19:30 (IST)17 Mar 2021

West Indies have got their first breakthrough! Tino Best comes into the attack and he has an immediate impact. He removes Sehwag with a simple caught and bowled. The batsman walks back on a 17-ball 35. Next up, Kaif. INDL: 59/1 (6 overs)

19:21 (IST)17 Mar 2021
Sehwag blitzkrieg leads charge for India

Sehwag (34*) continues his rampage with some brilliant shot-selection and footwork! Even at 42, he still has got it. Dwayne gets pummelled by the opener for two fours. Tendulkar (12*) is just a spectator now. 11 runs off the over. INDL: 48/0 (4 overs)

19:11 (IST)17 Mar 2021

And there it is, yes! The classic Sehwag maximum! Dwayne Smith comes into the attack and he keeps the pressure on in the early balls... but Sehwag smacks a six over long-on and eases things for the hosts. He ends the over with a four. INDL: 26/0 (2 overs)

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