On the again of a stormy innings by all-rounder Irfan Pathan (57 not out), India Legends registered their second consecutive win within the Academy Road Safety World Series by defeating the Sri Lanka Legends by 5 wickets on the DY Patil Stadium right here on Tuesday.
India Legends bowled first after successful the toss, stopping Sri Lanka Legends for 138 runs for eight wickets within the stipulated 20 overs after which achieved the goal with eight balls to spare.
India Legends group began off to chase the goal of 139 runs. Virender Sehwag (3) and captain Sachin Tendulkar (0) had been dismissed cheaply after scoring a superb half-century within the final match. <! –
Yuvraj Singh (1) additionally couldn’t do something particular.
After this, Mohammad Kaif (46) and Sanjay Bangar (18) shared some 43 runs for the fourth wicket to strengthen India Legends. Then Bangar hit two fours off 19 balls and was out lbw to Rangana Herath on the group's rating of 62.
Shortly afterwards, Kaif additionally missed his half-century and was dismissed because the fifth batsman on the group's 81 rating. Kaif hit 4 fours and a six off 45 balls. He was caught by Sachitra Senanayake within the arms of Anjata Mendis.
India Legends needed to rating 55 runs within the closing 5 overs to win and their hopes nonetheless remained as Pathan. Pathan shared a 58-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Manpreet Gony (11 not out) to provide India Legends a powerful five-wicket victory.
Pathan hit six fours and three sixes in 31 balls, whereas Goni hit a six off eight balls. Vaas took two and Herath and Senanayake took one wicket every from Sri Lanka Langendas. Earlier, Sri Lanka Legends group scored 138 runs for eight wickets within the scheduled 20 overs.
For him, skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan (23) and Romesh Kaluvitarna (20) added 46 off 44 balls for the primary wicket. Dilshan was caught by Mohammad Kaif off Munaf Patel after hitting 4 fours off 23 balls. Four runs after this, Irfan Pathan lbw Romesh leg earlier than and gave the second blow to the Sri Lankan legend. Romesh hit 4 boundaries off 25 balls.
Mervan Attapattu couldn’t do something particular and scored a run, caught by Sameer Dighe for a complete of 56 off Manpreet Goni. Now Chamara Kapugedara (23) and Thilan Tusara had been on the crease. Tusara, nonetheless, scored 10 off 14 balls with the assistance of a 4, and was caught on the whole of 72 by the captain Sachin Tendulkar off Sanjay Bangar.
Chamara and Sachitra Senanayake (19) carried the rating past 100. However, Senanayake was dismissed for a complete of 101. Chamara's wicket fell at a complete of 113 runs. Farvez Mahroof then contributed 10 runs whereas Ajanta Mendis scored 9 and Rangana Herath scored 13 not out. For India Legends, Munaf took 4 wickets whereas Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony and Bangar obtained one success every.
India Legends began the successful event with a powerful win over the Windies Legends, whereas the Sri Lanka Legends defeated the Australian Legends of their first match.