Road Safety World Series 2022 Final Highlights: India Legends defeated Sri Lanka Legends by 33 runs in the final to successfully defend their title in Raipur on Saturday. Naman Ojha struck a splendid 108 not out to power India Legends to 195/6 in 20 Overs in the final of the Road Safety World Series in Raipur. Together with Vinay Kumar (36), Ojha added 90 runs for the third wicket after India Legends were jolted by the quick dismissals of Read More
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India Legends have brought an end to a memorable campaign with a second straight title win in Road Safety World Series 2022. Naman Ojha starred with the bat, becoming the second batter in RSWS history to score a century and peeled off 108 not out – the highest individual total by any batter across the two seasons of the tournament. A decent hand from Vinay Kumar – 36 off 21 – and Ojha’s century powered India Legends to a challenging 195/6 in 20 Overs after their captain Sachin Tendulkar opted to bat first. For Sri Lanka Legends, Nuwan Kulasekara took 3/29 that included the scalps of Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh. Isuru Udana chipped in with a couple of wickets.
India Legends bowlers then put up a combined display, reducing their opponents to 41/4 in 7.5 Overs. A brief recovery followed which was halted by the dismissal of Asela Gunaratne on 19. However, Ishan Jayaratne and Mahela Udawatte joined hands to lead a late revival and raise the hopes in their team’s dug-out. Jayaratne struck a quick-fire fifty while Udawatte made 26 off 19. However, Vinay Kumar landed two wickets in as many deliveries in the 19th over to end Sri Lankan hopes.
Vinay Kumar traps Dhammika Prasad for a golden duck and seals India Legends victory in the final of the 2022 Road Safety World Series. Sri Lanka Legends bowled out for 162 in 18.5 Overs as India Legends win by 33 runs to defend their title.
WICKET! Vinay Kumar is pumped up. India Legends have got the wicket they desperately sought. Ishan Jayaratne had singlehandedly kept Sri Lankan hopes alive with a blistering fifty but he has now been trapped lbw on 51. He takes a long slow walk back. Sri Lanka Legends 162/9 in 18.4 Overs, chasing 196.
FIFTY! Ishan Jayaratne is playing a blinder for Sri Lanka Legends and has left India Legends captain Sachin Tendulkar a bit worried. He has struck a six and a four off the 2nd and 3rd delivery – the second getting him to a 21-ball 50.
Two wickets and eight runs in the fourth and final over of Abhimanyu Mithun who redeems himself after dropping a simple catch earlier. Sri Lanka Legends 152/8 in 18 Overs, chasing 196. Nuwan Kulasekara has joined Ishan Jayaratne in the middle. SL-L need 44 off 12 now.
WICKET! This could be the match for India. Abhimanyu Mithun is ecstatic. Isuru Udana went swinging but missed the ball as it sneaked through to crash-land onto the stumps. He goes back for a golden duck. Sri Lanka Legends 149/8 in 17.3 Overs, chasing 196.
WICKET! A wicket at the right time for India Legends. Mahela Udawatte wanted to guide this over the short fine leg fielder but Irfan Pathan did well to take a low catch. Udawatte scored 26. Abhimanyu Mithun gets his revenge after being stuck for a four off the first delivery. Sri Lanka Legends 148/7 in 17.2 Overs, chasing 196.
Some runs for Sri Lanka Legends in this over of Vinay Kumar which have reignited their hopes. 17 runs have come in this over of Vinay Kumar. Including a six and a four to Ishan Jayaratne. Sri Lanka Legends 144/6 in 17 Overs, chasing 196.
DROPPED! Abhimanyu Mithun drops an easy catch, leaves the bowler Vinay Kumar fuming.
With a six off a free-hit, Ishan Jayaratne brings up his 50-run partnership with Mahela Udawatta for the seventh wicket. Is there a late twist?
The over of Abhimanyui Mithun has been ruined with Ishan Jayaratne hitting one over the infield to get himself a boundary. 11 runs from the over. Sri Lanka Legends 128/6 in 16 Overs, chasing 196. They now need 68 off 24 now. Doable? Surely. But can they? We will see after this final time-out of the tournament.
So 10 runs from the final over of spinner Rajesh Pawar including a boundary to Mahela Udawatte. The outfield is wet due to the dew and so is the ball. Best conditions to score runs but Sri Lanka don’t have the batters to exploit this. They need 79 off 30 deliveries now with four wickets in hand. Score 117/6 in 15 Overs.
The over began on a promising note for Sri Lanka Legends with Ishan Jayaratne smoking Yusuf Pathan for a six but off the next five, they managed six more. 12 runs from it. They need now 14.83 per over to chase down the target of 196. Score 107/6 in14 Overs. Jayaratne on 20 off 9, Mahela Udawatte on 9 off 6.
DROPPED! Mahela Udawatte went over the bowler’s head and Rahul Sharma did well to cover some ground to his right but failed to hold onto the catch and worse, the ball went past the boundary. 10 runs and a run out in the over of Rajesh Pawar. Sri Lanka Legends 95/6 in 13 Overs, chasing 196.
WICKET! Another one bites the dust. A good throw from Stuart Binny after hesitation between the two Sri Lanka batters. Naman Ojha does well to take off the bails catching Jeevan Mendis short. He scored 20. Sri Lanka 85/6 in 12.1 Overs, chasing 196.
WICKET! The growing partnership has been broken on 37. Yusuf Pathan strikes in his first over after being introduced into the attack. This was not a wicket-taking delivery by any stretch as Asela Gunaratne went after hit with all his might but didn’t get enough power as he holed out to the fielder at the deep square leg region. He scored 19 off 17. Sri Lanka Legends 78/5 in 11.3 Overs, chasing 196.
Left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar back into action. And Asela Gunaratne went for the reverse sweep off the first delivery to collect a four. Five singles off the next five take Sri Lanka Legends to 76/4 in 11 Overs, chasing 196.
Jeevan Mendis with back-to-back fours off Stuart Broad and brings some smile back in the Sri Lankan dug-out. They need to do this regularly, in fact, do better to bring down the asking rate which is touching 13 now. Score 67/4 in 10 Overs, chasing 196.
Jeevan Mendis opened his account with a four off the first delivery faced from Stuart Binny whose second over resulted in a wicket and just five runs. And then Asela Gunaratne struck his first four of the innings off Rahul Sharma. 8 runs came off it. Sri Lanka Legends need a couple of big overs to get in tune with the required run-rate. And also not lost any more wickets. Score 56/4 in 9 Overs, chasing 196. Time-out
In reply, Sri Lanka Legends lost their top five by the 12th over with just 78 runs on the board. However, a 63-run stand between Mahela Udawatte and Ishan Jayaratne reignited their hopes before Vinay Kumar took two wickets in as many deliveries to seal Indian win.
Sachin Tendulkar and Co will look to prove their supremacy once again in the tournament as they look to defend their title in the summit clash against Tillakaratne Dilshan’s side. Both teams have played quality cricket in the second edition of the tournament as Lanka topped the points table after the group stage while the three abandoned matches pushed India to the second spot.
The India Legends led by the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar have been clinical in all three departments of the game. They edged past a strong Australian side in the semi-finals, thanks to a heroic innings from all-rounder Irfan Pathan. India has a number of match winners on their side and will be eyeing their second title in a row.
What date Road Safety World Series 2022 Final match between India Legends (IN-L) and Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) will be played?
The Road Safety World Series 2022 final match between India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends will take place on October 1, Saturday.
Where will the Road Safety World Series 2022 Final match India Legends (IN-L) vs Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) be played?
The final match between India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium in Raipur.
What time will the Road Safety World Series 2022 Final match India Legends (IN-L) vs Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) begin?
The match between India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends will begin at 8 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India Legends (IN-L) vs Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) Final match?
India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends match will be televised on Colors Cineplex Superhits, Colors Cineplex, and Sports18 channels in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the India Legends (IN-L) vs Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) Final match?
India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends match is available to be streamed live on Voot and Jio TV.
India Legends (IN-L) vs Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) Possible Starting XI:
India Legends Predicted Starting Line-up: Sachin Tendulkar (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Binny, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Rahul Sharma
Sri Lanka Legends Predicted Starting Line-up: Mahela Udawatte, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Jeevan Mendis, Chamara Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ishan Jayaratne