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Road Safety World Series 2021, India Legends vs South Africa Legends Highlights: Yuvraj, Sachin star as India dominate South Africa

Road Safety World Series 2021, India Legends vs South Africa Legends Highlights: Sachin and Yuvraj Singh smashed half-centuries as India posted 204/3 in 20 overs. South Africa finished with 148/7, losing by 56 runs.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 14, 2021 6:43:56 pm
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Road Safety World Series 2021, IND Legends vs SA Legends Highlights: India beat South Africa by 56 runs in their last league match of the Road Safety World Series 2021 season on Saturday.

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Sachin Tendulkar (60 off 37 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (52* off 22 balls) smashed half-centuries as India posted 204/3 in 20 overs after South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first. Tendulkar laid the foundation for a big score with a controlled innings after Sehwag’s early wicket. Subramaniam Badrinath (42) and Yusuf Pathan also contributed to the mammoth score. South Africa put on a solid opening partnership before being spun out from 87/1 in the 11th over to finish at 148/7 in 20 overs, losing by 56 runs.

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22:38 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Points table

With this huge win, India are sure to top the table. Sri Lanka are the other team who are almost ensured qualification. England, who have a match against Sri Lanka in hand, are also in line to go through to the semifinals. South Africa are the side who will be the fourth side to enter the semis if they can beat Bangladesh. However, if they can't, West Indies can get a chance to sneak in if they can win against England. Here's goodbye from the Masters series for today.

22:32 (IST)13 Mar 2021
India Legends win by 56 runs

Irfan Pathan bowls the 19th over. The 51-year-old Rhodes continues to have fun, smashing his way around the park. Irfan concedes just 5 runs in the 19th over. Vinay Kumar bowls out the last over. And he concedes just 3 off the last over. South Africa finish with 148/7. India Legends win by 56 runs.

22:21 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yuvraj picks up his 2nd wicket

Jonty Rhodes is joined by Roger Telemachus, who is awarded his first boundary after a fumble from Yuvraj. Rhodes ends the 17th over with a cracking sweep. Yuvraj continues in the 18th over, and Rhodes cuts for four against him too. Telemachus tries to smash Yuvraj but is caught by Sehwag in the deep. He goes for 11. 

SA 140/6 after 17.5

22:07 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan claims his 3rd wicket

And again! Yusuf Pathan gets Zander de Bruyne out LBW. An unlucky decision for the batsman. He is out for 10. But it's Yusuf Pathan who claims his third wicket and continues the South Africa collapse. Loots Bosman comes in and departs for a duck as Yuvraj claims a wicket.

SA 119/5 after 15.3

21:58 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan strikes again

Alviro Petersen and Jonty Rhodes are in the middle for South Africa. Suddenly the singles start coming a lot more frequently and Rhodes ensures some ones turn into twos. Yusuf Pathan continues. And claims his second wicket! Caught and bowled. A flying effort. Petersen is out for 7.

SA 102/3 after 13

Here's the Sachin innings in a few seconds:

21:54 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Ojha gets Van Wyk out for 48

Van Wyk gets close to his fifty with a cut for four off Ojha. But off the last ball of his spell, Ojha gets the wicket of Van Wyk. Tendulkar the catcher as India claim the wicket of the other well set batsman. Van Wyk is out for 48.

SA 96/2 after 12

21:48 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan provides breakthrough

Yusuf Pathan provides the breakthrough for India, as the South African batsmen capitulate under the pressure of the rising required run rate. Tries to play across the line, misses it, and is clean bowled. Puttick is out for 41 off 35 balls. 

SA 87/1 after 10.4

21:39 (IST)13 Mar 2021
SA 75/0 after 9 overs, need 130 runs in 66 balls

Mumbai City FC have just won the ISL 2021 title with a 90th minute winner against ATK Mohun Bagan. Here's our coverage of that historic match. But in Raipur, in this alternate universe, Munaf Patel and Pragyan Ojha are being generally successful in keeping the South African openers down in this blast from the past slow-burn thriller. Vinay Kumar replaces Ojha in the 9th over. Van Wyk picks up a short ball from him and smashes a six to the leg side.

SA 75/0 after 9

Meanwhile, the cricket world starts reacting to the Yuvraj show as history (almost) repeated itself in the first innings.

21:29 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Ojha, Munaf slow pace down

Puttick and Van Wyk seem to be finding the pace of the Indian bowlers comfortable to face. And so India go to Pragyan Ojha for the 6th over. Puttick sweeps for a four against the spinner. South Africa get to 52/0 at the end of the Powerplay. Munaf continues slowing down proceedings at the other end.

SA 56/0 after 7

Meanwhile, here's what Yuvraj said at the end of his knock. What a boss!. "Peak time it was 6 out of 6 and now it is 4 out of 4, will take that. I also got dropped, so was a little lucky. Think I have a chance of getting back into the Indian team especially after their loss to England in the first T20I, just kidding. Happy with the way I am hitting the ball."

21:16 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Munaf Patel dries boundaries up

Putticks plays around the field to manufacture a couple of boundaries in the third over as Irfan continues. 14 off the over, the big over South Africa needed to give a bit of impetus to the chase. Van Wyk goes after Gony as he too continues from the other end. Munaf Patel is the first change. And he tightens the line and dries the boundaries up.

SA 43/0 after 5

21:08 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Sedate start to chase

Puttick smashes a four against a wide delivery. 6 runs from the first over. Gony partners Irfan with the new ball. Van Wyk finds the fence against him, the first six of the innings. 

SA 14/0 after 2

21:00 (IST)13 Mar 2021
South Africa begin chase

69 runs were scored in the last 4 overs of the Indian innings. South Africa, still reeling from that whirlwind charge, now begin their attempt at chasing down 205. It has never been done in the Masters series. Puttick and van Wyk open for South Africa Irfan Pathan begins for India, getting nice shape into the batsman for the first delivery.

20:47 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yuvraj remains unbeaten on 52, India score 204/3

It's Gony on strike as the last over begins. First ball, Gony picks up the full delivery and smashes a six to deep midwicket. Slashes and misses at the second delivery. Yuvraj gets the strike off the third ball. And he smashes a six off the 4th ball, gets to his 50, off 21 balls. India cross 200. India finish with 204/3 after 20 overs.

20:42 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yuvraj keeps smashing, India post highest total in Master series history

Yuvraj goes again in the 19th over as Ntini bowls his last over. Another six smashed down the ground. Is this 2007?! Yuvraj is hitting sixes off more balls he is facing than he is not. This is insane hitting from Yuvraj. He has smashed 40 runs off the last 11 balls. 

IND 189/3 after 19

20:36 (IST)13 Mar 2021
6,6,6,6 - Yuvraj Singh hits 4 sixes in a row

Yuvraj Singh has taken over the night. Back to back sixes off the 2nd and 3rd balls of the 18th over from him. And another to follow. Three in a row! A pull, a loft over mid on and another pull. And a fourth in a row! This is nostalgia! The crowd has gone berserk! Yuvraj Singh has hit four sixes in a row. Two dot balls on either side of that in the 18th over.

IND 176/3 after 18

20:30 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan out for 23, Yuvraj starts smashing

Yusuf Pathan smashes a six off the first ball of the 17th over as Zondeki bowls a dolly. Off the next ball, which is another dolly, Pathan goes again! And Jonty Rhodes, who has been moving himself around in the field, is who the catch goes to. Yusuf is gone for a quick 1--ball 23. Manpreet Gony, not Irfan, is who India send out at 6. Yuvraj smokes away his first boundary of the night to fine leg. And follows up with another four the next ball. Another spilled catch to end the 17th over which sees Gony survive.

IND 152/3 after 17

20:21 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan flays South Africa

Yuvraj and Yusuf attempt to do what they've been sent out to do - provide a strong finish. Lots of top edges flying off and catches landing just short as a frenetic pace follows the serene control of Sachin's innings. Yusuf cracks a six off the first ball of the 16th over. Follows up with a pulled four. 

IND 135/2 after 16

20:11 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Badrinath retires hurt on 42

The Sachin show is over but there's much more to come. Yuvraj Singh enters at 4. Badrinath goes down with cramps. He is helped off the field. Signs of concern in the India camp. Badrinath retires hurt on 42. Yusuf Pathan enters in his place. And gets going with a smashed four. One bounce and over the ropes.

IND 118/2 after 14

20:03 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Sachin out for 60

Tendulkar is now dancing down the track to the spinner. This is the Master at his murderous best. Two fours against Zondeki from Sachin, with both flying off edges. South Africa thrown off their wagon by this Sachin charge. Off the last ball of the over, there is the reversal they were looking for. Sachin is caught in the deep. He is gone for 60 off 37 balls.

IND 111/2 after 13 overs

19:58 (IST)13 Mar 2021
Sachin brings up his 50 in style

Badrinath and Tendulkar now look to give charge. Tshabalala the unfortunate bowler in the 12th over as the innings enters a different gear. 4, 1, 4, 6, 6, 1 - this is vintage Sachin! Sachin moves to within one shot of his fifty with his first six of the night. Next ball, there's another six. That's 50 for Sachin and 100 for India! What a way to bring his fifty up. And it seems there;s much more left to come from Sachin's bat tonight. 'Sachin, Sachin' roars the crowd. The clock has been turned back in Raipur.

IND 102/1 after 12

South Africa Legends: Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk(w), Alviro Petersen, Jonty Rhodes(c), Loots Bosman, Zander de Bruyn, Roger Telemachus, Garnett Kruger, Thandi Tshabalala, Monde Zondeki, Makhaya Ntini, Nicky Boje, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Hall, Albie Morkel, Johan van der Wath, Paul Harris, Ryan McLaren, Justin Kemp, Lance Klusener, Nantie Hayward, Martin van Jaarsveld, Lloyd Norris Jones

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

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