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Road Safety World Series 2021, India Legends vs England Legends Highlights: Kevin Pietersen smashes India into submission despite Pathan heroics

Road Safety World Series 2021, India Legends vs England Legends Highlights: England scored 188/7 in 20 overs. Despite a heroic effort from Irfan Pathan (61*), India finished at 182/7.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 10, 2021 7:50:50 am
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Road Safety World Series, India vs England Highlights: England Legends beat India Legends by 6 runs. India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends, both with 12 points from 4 matches, currently are at the top of the points table. England, with 2 wins from 2 matches, have jumped up to third spot with 8 points.

India won the toss and chose to field first, hoping to replicate the Sachin-Sehwag carnage against Bangladesh. Kevin Pietersen smashed 75 at the top of the order but India got things back in the last quarter of the innings after his wicket. England ended with 188/7 in 20 overs. India lost wickets regularly in their chase, until Irfan Pathan signaled a change of direction to the chase after he came in at 7. He finished unbeaten on 61 runs as India finished at 182/7 in their 20 overs.

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22:35 (IST)09 Mar 2021
England Legends win by 6 runs

A single off the fourth ball. It's up to Gony now. 8 to get off 2 balls. The crowd starts roaring 'Gony, Gony', sounding dangerously close to 'Dhoni, Dhoni'. Sidebottom steams in. And bowls a length ball. Dot ball. That's it then. India will need 8 runs from the last ball. They get 1. Irfan Pathan (61*) and Gony (35*) came up with a valiant effort in the end, but they have fallen just short.

22:31 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Pathan smashes - India need 9 off 3 balls

Last over. Irfan faces. Sidebottom bowls. Six off the third ball! Into the crowd. Irfan Pathan is going for it! India need 9 off 3 balls.

22:28 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Manpreet Gony chips in to help Irfan Pathan, India believe

Gony smashes a six off the last ball of the 18th over, ensures he helps out Irfan as he goes about this challenge. And Gony carries on in the 19th over. Slices a four against Tremlett. And just after a couple of dot balls again swings the pendulum England's way, Gony smashes another six to the leg side. This match is going down to the wire! Fifth ball, yet another six! Raipur goes wild. M Gony or MS Dhoni, whoever is your man, this is quite a show to put up at the back end of the innings. A dot ball to finish.

IND 170/7 after 19

Irfan Pathan will be on strike for the last over. 19 required to win.

22:20 (IST)09 Mar 2021
50 for Irfan Pathan

Gony joins Irfan Pathan at 9. And he smashes a six off Schofield too. The blows are not hurting England much though, the required run rate has jumped to 20. Irfan Pathan starts off the 18th over with back to back sixes! He brings up his 0, off 35 balls. His second 50 off the tournament.

IND 144/7 after 17.3

22:10 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Naman Ojha out for 12

Ojha smashes a six against Schofield's spin as the match winds down to a feeble attempt from the Indian lower order to chase down this imposing target. Irfan Pathan also dances down the track and smashes a six down the ground against Tredwell. Ojha then falls in an attempt to hit another big shot. He falls for 12.

IND 119/7 after 15.4

22:01 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan out for 17

Yusuf Pathan perishes. He had to go after Tredwell and he tries to do exactly that, but can only sky it with an edge. Yusuf falls for 17. Naman Ojha enters at 8.

IND 99/6 after 13.2

21:59 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Pathan brothers signal a change of gear

Panesar finishes his quota with 3/15. Before Yusuf Pathan lays into Tredwell. Back to back fours with hefty blows from the right hander. Sidebottom then drops Yusuf at the ropes, Yusuf gets a life, and Raipur goes wild again. This crowd still believes. Irfan Pathan cracks shots at the other end too, relying more on his timing. He smashes Kabir Ali in the 13th over - 4,4,6. 15 runs off the over.

IND 98/5 after 13

21:46 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Pathan brothers up against unenviable task

Irfan Pathan joins his brother with India facing an uphill, nay impossible, task. Panesar bowls a maiden over. 3/8 in his 3 overs so far. He has spun India into a web tonight, one they have failed to extricate themselves from. Irfan cracks a four against the run of play - crashed to deep midwicket against Sidebottom. At the halfway mark though, India are far - very far - away from the target and the 4 points.

IND 66/5 after 10

21:37 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Yuvraj falls for 20

Yuvraj cracks another four to third man, gets India across 50 in the 8th over. And then in the 9th over, Panesar delivers what is probably the killing blow in this match. Yuvraj tries to go big, gets only a leading edge that is gobbled up by Maddy. He goes for 20, and with him go India's hopes of a Natwest-style comeback.

IND 56/5 after 8.2

21:28 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Yuvraj, Yusuf Pathan look to rebuild

Yusuf Pathan joins Yuvraj, with the Indian middle order still looking to weather the storm. Sidebottom and Tremlett continue for England. Yuvraj gets another four off him, relying more on timing and placement than power.

IND 48/4 after 7

21:16 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Badrinath out for 8

Badrinath joins Yuvraj at 5. Yuvraj finds the gap with a square cut past point off the last ball of Hoggard's over to hit his first boundary of the night. Chris Tremlett replaces Panesar, despite the great start provided by the spinner. Ryan Sidebottom cleans up Badrinath in the 6th over.

IND 34/4 after 5.1

21:06 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Tendulkar out for 9 - IND 17/3 after 3

Yuvraj joins Sachin at 4, with the early wickets of Sehwag and Kaif having put on huge pressure on this chasing unit. And off the last ball of Panesar's 2nd over, Tendulkar is gone too! Stumped for 9. Again, Raipur is silenced as the God falls. India losing the plot at 17/3 after 3 overs.

21:02 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Kaif out for 1

Kaif is India's Number 3 today. Gets off the mark with a cracking cover drive for a single. Tendulkar ends the 2nd over with a wristy on side drive which bissects the field. Panesar continues in the 3rd over, and he bowls Kaif out. Gone for 1. India have lost 2 quick wickets in this imposing chase.

IND 16/2 after 2.2

20:58 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Sehwag gone for 6

Tendulkar sweeps Panesar for four - one bounce and over the ropes. 7 runs come from the first over. Hoggard bowls the second over, starting his spell with an away swinging delivery almost kissing Sehwag's bat on its way through to the keeper. Sehwag smashes Hoggard down the ground the following ball. And now both openers have found the ropes at least once. Off the next ball, Sehwag is gone! The catch is taken in the deep. Raipur is silenced as Sehwag falls cheaply. Gone for 6.

IND 11/1 after 1.3

20:53 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Chase begins - Sachin, Sehwag start with singles

All set for the chase, folks? Sachin and Sehwag are ready. England make a left field move to start off. Monty Panesar will bowl the first over. Sehwag smashes - for a single - off the first ball. Sachin now takes strike.

20:40 (IST)09 Mar 2021
England score 188/7 in 20 overs

Hoggard joins Sidebottom to end the England innings. A scrambled single from the two tail-enders to end the innings. England put up 188/7 in their 20 overs. Pietersen (75) was the star of the first innings. India to chase down 189 for the win.

20:38 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Cameo from Tremlett

Hamilton departs retired hurt. Ryan Sidebottom comes in. Chris Tremlett is the new man in at the other end, and he starts off with a four. Munaf Patel bowls the last over for India. Tremlett, looking like a wrestler more than a cricketer, keeps smashing fours. Munaf comes back with a yorker. Bowls his man out. 6'7'' Tremlett cannot get down in time.

ENG 186/7 after 19.4

20:32 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Yusuf Pathan picks up his 3rd wicket

This is now the highest score in the Road Safety World Series tournament history. 161, scored by Sri Lanka last year, was the existing record. Badrinath bowls another tight over at the death. Just 6 runs off it. Yusuf Pathan gets his third wicket in the 19th over as England struggle to get the runs at the death. Naman Ojha in the action again, whips off Tredwell's bails.

ENG 173/6 after 18.5

20:26 (IST)09 Mar 2021
England look to Hamilton for strong finish

Yusuf's success leads Sachin to go to the other part-time off spinner - Subramaniam Badrinath, who is in the XI today in place of Vinay Kumar. 4 runs from Badrinath's over. Hamilton and Tredwell look to take a moment after the rapid fall of wickets in the middle overs. Yusuf Pathan continues, and there is a dropped catch in his second over - by Mohammad Kaif! Hamilton smashes a six down the ground against Yusuf. Can the Scot provide a strong finish? 

ENG 161/5 after 17

20:17 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Double whammy from Yusuf Pathan

And now, Yusuf Pathan strikes! Schofield smashes two boundaries against him, but then misses the line of the ball and is bowled out. Gone for 15. Next ball, another wicket! Again, Naman Ojha takes a catch! Kabir Ali is gone for a duck. Gavin Hamilton sees two partners depart, with the last 5 overs left to build on this brilliant platform provided by Pietersen.

ENG 149/5 after 15

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

England: Phil Mustard(w), Kevin Pietersen(c), Darren Maddy, Chris Schofield, Gavin Hamilton, Kabir Ali, James Tredwell, Chris Tremlett, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Monty Panesar, Matthew Hoggard, Usman Afzaal, Sajid Mahmood, Jonathan Trott

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