Road Safety World Series 2021: Sehwag and Sachin unleash partnership lead India L to beat Bangladesh L by 10 wickets

Road Safety World Series 2021 Highlights: India Legends beat Bangladesh Legends in the first match of the tournament. Yuvraj Singh and Pragyan Ojha were the wreckers in chief for India as the Bangladesh side were bowled out for 109 in the first innings. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag then chased down the target in a breeze, as India won by 10 wickets with 9.5 overs to spare.

The Road Safety World Series 2021 is set to feature former cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan in Raipur from March 5 to 21. Former India cricketers Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha and Vinay Kumar, all of whom recently announced their retirements, will feature in the India Legends team.

India Legends vs Bangladesh Legends Highlights:

21:37 (IST)05 MAR 2021

India 114/0 after 10.1 overs – win by 10 wickets

Both batsmen, seemingly reluctant to let the fun stop, score only in singles as Rafique returns to bowl the 10th over. The quitest over of the chase. 2 runs off it. Sehwag then hits the winning runs – and it’s a six. India Legends win by 10 wickets with 9.5 overs to spare.

21:30 (IST)05 MAR 2021

IND 106/0 after 9

Tendulkar picks up his pace too as the chase winds down to an end. Sweeps Rafique for a four. India cross 100 in the 9th over. Sehwag then ends the 9th over with a six.

IND 106/0 after 9

21:24 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Sachin, Sehwag continue carnage

Khaled Mahmud comes into the attack and Sehwag gives him the royal treatment too. Bangladesh have no answer to Sehwag. A couple of boundaries from him. Sachin joins in too, lifting the ball back over the bowler’s head for a four down the ground.

IND 89/0 after 7

21:17 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Sehwag scores 20-ball 50

An onslaught from Sehwag ends the 5th over. 4, 4, 6! India get to 66/0 after 5 overs, with Sehwag crossing 50 with a six, off his 20th ball.

21:10 (IST)05 MAR 2021

50-run stand

Tendulkar, like Sehwag, smashes a four to get off the mark off his first ball. And another one later in the over, carved past point. Sehwag starts the 4th over with another boundary smashed through off. The 50-run stand comes up in the 4th over.

IND 51/0 after 4

21:01 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Sehwag smashes 29 in 2 overs

Another drive for four and an upper cut for six by Sehwag in the next over. Sehwag has scored 29 runs in the first 2 overs. Sachin will get to face his first ball of the match in the 3rd over.

IND 29/0 after 2

20:55 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Sehwag explodes from ball 1

Mohammad Rafique bowls the first over. Sehwag faces. 4! 4! 6! What a start. The fourth ball too Sehwag flashes his bat but he misses the ball. Another four off the fifth ball and a single to keep strike.

IND 19/0 after 1

20:50 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Sachin, Sehwag open batting

The Indian openers are in the middle. It;s Sachin and Sehwag again. 110 to chase down.

20:35 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Bangladesh all out for 109

Manpreet Gony becomes the second bowler after Pragyan Ojha to complete his quota of 4 overs, with the Bangladesh tail crawling along till the end of the innings. Vinay Kumar bowls the last over and he cleans up the last two wickets. Bangladesh are all out for 109.

20:23 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Bangladesh cross 100 in 18th over

The seventh wicket. Gony becomes the first Indian seamer to pick up a wicket. That brings Khaled Mashud, a veteran captain, in at Number 9. Saleh hits his firt boundary after having been in there for 20 balls. Vinay Kumar returns at the death overs and gets Saleh out.

BAN 100/8 after 18

20:13 (IST)05 MAR 2021

BAN 91/6 after 16

Another run out sees the Bangladesh innings fall further into disarray. Rajin Saleh has been in the middle for a while. Can he find a second gear as the last four overs come up? India have gone back to their seamers again now, after their spinner helped them gain control.

BAN 91/6

20:02 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Ojha, Yuvraj keep on striking

India continue with Ojha and Yuvraj, the two most efficient bowlers on show so far. And it’s Ojha who strikes again. Gets Nafees Iqbal to edge through to the keeper. And Yuvraj strikes in the next over too! Bangladesh are losing their middle order in a heap.

BAN 81/5 after 13.4

19:51 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Indian spinners wrest back control

Another spinner is introduced into the attack. Yusuf Pathan bowls the 10th over. And he picks up a wicket too. Nafees Iqbal is joined by Rajin Saleh at 5, with India’s spinners having dragged back things. Ojha returns to bowl the 11th.

BAN 73/3 after 11

19:43 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Yuvraj Singh picks up India’s second wicket

Nafees Iqbal, current captain Tamim’s brother, is the number 3 for Bangladesh Legends. India bowl the 9th over with Yuvraj Singh. Nazimuddin smashes him for a boundary through the leg side.And then it’s Yuvraj who gets the breakthrough. It’s Nazimuddin who inside edges onto his stumps to be bowled out for 49.

BAN 68/2 after 9

19:38 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Ojha picks up India’s 1st wicket

With the Bangladesh openers finding their groove against the seamers, India bring on spin for the first time. Pragyan Ojha bowls the 8th over. And he gets the first wicket. Omar is stumped off the last ball of the over. He falls for 12.

BAN 59/1 after 8

19:31 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Nazimuddin moves into 40s

Manpreet Gony is the fourth Indian seamer we see in the innings, Nazimuddin swipes for a four against him too. And another boundary for him, as Mundaf Patel continues. He cruises into his 30s with another cut against Munaf. And he moves into his 40s with another crashing cut off Gony.

BAN 55/0 after 6.2

19:20 (IST)05 MAR 2021

BAN 33/0 after 4

Irfan Pathan continues from the other end. Another boundary comes for Bangladesh, the first off Pathan. Munaf Patel replaces Vinay Kumar from the opposite end. Nazimuddin cracks two boundaries in his over, cruising into his 20s.

BAN 33/0 after 4

19:10 (IST)05 MAR 2021

BAN 14/0 after 2

Irfan Pathan bowls the first over for India. The Bangladesh openers just get 4 runs from the over, just dealing in singles. Vinay Kumar bowls from the other end. And the last ball of his over is smashed for a six. The first innings is truly underway with that.

BAN 14/0 after 2

18:55 (IST)05 MAR 2021

India to bowl first

Bangladesh Legends have won the toss and have opted to bat

18:21 (IST)05 MAR 2021

Hello and welcome

Sehwag, Sachin, Yuvraj, Kaif, the Pathan brothers are among the Indian players to be seen in action today. Rafique and Khaled Mashud among similar players from the Bangladesh side. A match of fantastic proportions coming up. Match to begin at 7 pm.


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