India Legends on Sunday (March 21) clinched the Road Safety World Series with a comprehensive 14-run win over Sri Lanka Legends in the final at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
Invited to bat first, India Legends posted 181/4 in 20 overs on the back of dazzling half-centuries from Yuvraj Singh (60 off 41 balls) and Yusuf Pathan (62* off 36 balls). Skipper Sachin Tendulkar also played a valuable knock of 23-ball 30.
In reply, Sri Lanka Legends got off to a brilliant start as captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (21) and Sanath Jayasuriya added (43) added 62 runs for the opening wicket.
However, once Yusuf Pathan broke the partnership by removing Dilshan, Sri Lanka’s innings crumbled as they slipped from 62/1 to 91/4.
While Chinthaka Jayasinghe (40 off 30 balls) and Kaushalya Weeraratne (38 off 15 balls) provided some resistance with their batting brilliance, it was not quite enough as Sri Lanka legends eventually fell short of the target.
The members of India Legends squad were pretty thrilled and proud after the victory. They took to micro-blogging site Twitter to rejoice their success.
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