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India Legends Beating Sri Lanka Legends 10 Years After 2011 WC Gets the Loudest Cheer on Twitter

Twitter screenshot / file image of Sachin Tendulkar (News18).

Twitter screenshot / file image of Sachin Tendulkar (News18).

India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends in the Road Safety World Series 2020-21 finals on Sunday in Raipur after an all-round show displayed by Yusuf Pathan helped the Indian outfit lift the cup.

History repeated itself on Sunday after India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends in the Road Safety World Series 2020-21 finals after an all-round show displayed by Yusuf Pathan helped the Indian outfit lift the cup one more time. Under Sachin Tendulkar’s leadership, India made 181 for 4 with Yusuf smashing an unbeaten 62 off 36 and Yuvraj Singh making 60 off 41. In reply, Sri Lanka made 167 for 7 with Yusuf returning figures of 2 for 26 while Irfan Pathan got 2 for 29. Yusuf was the man of the final.

The moment was widely celebrated all across Indian Twitter as watching their legends once again in action and then pulling off a thrilling win was all the more special. Several fans were swiftly reminded of the 2011 World Cup night where the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka at a jam-packed Wankhede 10 years ago. Watching them defeat the same opponents 10 years apart brought back the memories of that night. While others heaped praises on skipper Tendulkar for being as enthusiastic as ever to take India to yet another victory.

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India were reduced to 35 for 2 with Virender Sehwag and S Badrinath falling cheaply but Sachin Tendulkar provided a stable base making 30 off 23. Yuvraj and Yusuf then carried on, Yusuf accelerating towards the end to power India to a huge score.

Sri Lanka got a stable start with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya adding 62 for the opening wicket but they collapsed in the middle to be reduced to 91 for 4. Yusuf made the crucial breakthroughs, dismissing both Dilshan and Jayasuriya.

Chinthaka Jayasinghe (30) and Kaushalya Weeraratne (38 off 15) stretched the game but Manpreet Gony, Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel held their nerves in the end to win the trophy for India.