India Legends additionally received the trophy by defeating Sri Lanka Legends within the remaining of the inaugural season in 2021 at this venue.
Batting first, India Legends performed a mammoth innings of 195 for six after which bowled out Sri Lanka Legends for 162 runs in 18.5 overs. Chasing the goal of 196 runs, Sri Lankan Legends had a poor begin they usually misplaced the wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya (5) for 10 runs within the second over off R Vinay Kumar.
Within the subsequent over, spinner Rajesh Pawar received Dilshan Munaweera (8) stumped out Ojha. Sri Lanka couldn’t even recuperate from these setbacks that they suffered the largest setback within the type of their in-form captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (11). Dilshan was stumped by a boundary off 15 balls off Rahul Sharma.
After dropping their 4 wickets for 67 runs in 10 overs, the run chase was at all times going to be powerful for Sri Lanka as half their group returned to the pavilion when the scoreboard learn 78. Upul Tharanga (10) and Asela Gunaratne (19) had been additionally dismissed cheaply within the center overs.
Ishan Jayaratne, nonetheless, performed the best innings of 51 runs for Sri Lanka. He hit 4 fours and as many sixes in his innings of twenty-two balls. Other than him, Jeevan Mendis scored 20 and Mahela Udawate scored 26 runs.
R Vinay Kumar was probably the most profitable bowler for India Legends as he took three wickets for 38 runs. Other than him, Abhimanyu Mithun took two wickets for 28 runs in his 4 overs. Rajesh Pawar, Stuart Binny, Rahul Sharma and Yusuf Pathan received one wicket every.
Earlier, India Legends received the toss and elected to bat and scored 195 runs for six wickets within the allotted 20 overs. The Indians additionally didn’t have a very good begin they usually misplaced their two wickets on the rating of 19.
Captain Sachin Tendulkar was the sufferer of a golden duck whereas Suresh Raina (4) returned to the pavilion with a 4 in two balls. Nuwan Kulasekara made each the batsmen his prey. Naman Ojha (108*) and R Vinay Kumar (36) then added 90 runs for the third wicket to get India Legends out of hassle.
Vinay was dismissed because the third batsman when the group’s rating was 109. He was caught by Isuru Udana by the hands of Ishaan Jayaratna. Vinay hit 4 fours and a six in 21 balls in his explosive cameo.
Ojha then stabilized the ship together with Yuvraj Singh (19) and didn’t let the web run price down. By the tip of the fifteenth over, India Legends had scored 139 for 3 wickets.
Within the final 5 overs, Ojha and Yuvraj modified gears and performed some aggressive photographs and added 45 runs for the fourth wicket. Yuvraj turned Kulaskera’s third sufferer after hitting two fours and a six in 13 balls.
After Yuvraj’s dismissal, all-rounder Irfan Pathan stepped to the crease and Ojha continued the run price with him. Within the nineteenth over, Ojha accomplished his century in 68 balls with the assistance of 14 fours and two sixes.
Irfan (11) hit a six in 9 balls and his brother Yusuf Pathan was dismissed and not using a run within the final over of the innings. Nonetheless, Stuart Binny hit two fours within the final two balls to take India Legends to 195 for six in 20 overs.
Ojha took his bat ahead by enjoying an unbeaten innings of 108 runs in 71 balls with the assistance of 15 fours and two sixes. Ojha additionally turned the best particular person scorer within the Highway Security World Collection.
For Sri Lanka Legends, Nuwan Kulasekara took 3 for 29 in 3 overs, Isuru Udana took 34 runs in 4 overs and Ishan Jayaratne took 1 for 44 in 4 overs.
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