Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live Coverage of the India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends final match of the Road Safety Series 2022 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
RESULT: India Legends won by 33 runs
SL-L 144/6 after 17 overs: Abhimanyu Mithun and Vinay Kumar have bowled in tandem and India Legends have got the match in their cusp.
SL-L 107/6 after 14 overs: Rajesh Pawar and Yusuf Pathan have picked a wicket each and this final is firmly in control of Sachin Tendulkar. Just a matter of time when the Littl Master lifts the trophy.
SL-L 76/4 after 11 overs: India Legends are favourites to win this as Sri Lanka Legends require 120 runs in 54 balls and this is going to a miracle if the Islanders chase the target of 196.
SL-L 48/4 after 8 overs: Jeevan Mendis and Asela Gunaratne are only biding time as Rahul Sharma and Stuart Binny have picked a wicket each and India Legends are bossing this final. The crowd is alreadt celebrating.
SL-L 40/3 after 7 overs: WICKET - Sri Lanka Legends in deep trouble as skipper Dilshan departs and Rahul Sharma deserves all the credit for deceiving the captain with flight and guile, and Naman Ojha with his glovework giving India Legends a very crucial wicket.
SL-L 33/2 after 6 Overs: Fantastic PowerPlay from India’s point of view and given the dew, they have done an excellent job. Sachin Tendulkar is directing the proceedings in a very animated manner and to believe, watch it live. This is no Legends match as the 40-year-old legend is pushing the boundaries, beyond human imagination, with the other 10 putting their soul and sweat.
SL-L 19/2 after 3 overs:WICKET- India Legends are right in this game as after Vinay Kumar knocked out Sanath Jayasuriya, Rajesh Pawar showcased his spin prowess by foxing Munaweera and Naman Ojha makes no mistake as he collects the ball cooly and whips the bails to enthrall the jampack crowd. Sri Lanka Legends in trouble.
SL-L 11/1 after 2 overs: WICKET - Huge wicket and it’s Vinay Kumar who has given India Legends the first breakthrough. Jayasuriya swings across the line and Vinay with his mastery knocks off the off stump to peg back Sri Lanka. A wicket inside PowerPlay and what a dismissal.
Sanath Jayasuriya and Dilshan Munaweera are out in the middle as Sri Lanka begins the chase. It will be Abhimanyu Mithun with the new ball for India Legends. Lot of dew and it will be a test of character for the Indian bowlers with literally a wet ball.
IND-L 195/6 after 20 overs: Naman Ojha slams a brilliant unbeaten century and what a knock this has been. There were shots all around the ground, especially the drives through the extra-cover region, mid-off and the sixes that sailed into the crowd. There is a lot of dew and the Indian bowlers will find it difficult to grip the ball. The Pathan brothers departed rather quickly but India Legends will believe they have the score to defend. All thanks to Naman Ojha’s brilliant 71-ball 108. Back for the chase in a bit.
IND-L 154/4 after 16 overs: WICKET - Yuvraj Singh falls for a 13-ball 19 and Dilshan took an excellent catch to pack off the big-hitter. Naman Ojha is still there in the middle batting on 87 off 60 balls. Irfan Pathan walks in ahead of Yusuf.
IND-L 132/3 after 14 overs: The pull of Yuvraj Singh.. Elegance, class and timing are written all over the shot as the ball races through the mid-wicket for a boundary. India cruising at this stage but with so much of dew in the park, a 200-plus total will give Sachin Tendulkar’s side a bit of luxury.
IND-L 116/3 after 12 overs: Right then, Vinay Kumar’s stay at the crease comes to an end as he falls for a brilliant 36-ball 21 and there walks Yuvraj Singh. He has a conversation with Vinay who conveys the legendary all-rounder about the pitch. The southpaw is lucky to still bat in the middle after he was given a life by Nuwan Kulasekara who misjudged a catch at third-man. A catch put down, a miss-field and India legends are ready to press on the accelerator with Ojha motoring on. Over to Yuvraj and the crowd would expect some pyrotechnics from his bat.
IND-L 93/2 after 10 overs: Naman Ojha brings up his half-century and what a knock this has been. An unbeaten 90 in the semifinal and on the night of the final, the wicket-keeper batsman comes up with another special knock that is punctuated with drives down the ground and tall sixes that disappeared into the Raipur crowd. Not to forget the contribution of Vinay Kumar who has scored 34 off 18 deliveries and played a perfect second fiddle. Sri Lanka on backfoot.
IND-L 79/2 after 9 overs: Naman Ojha is approaching his half-century and the partnership is building up nicely as the wicket-keeper along with Vinay Kumar has stitched 60 runs off just 37 runs for the third wicket. What a move from Tendulkar to promote Vinay up the order and keep Yuvraj in the sheds for the late kick. Against a spinner, Yuvraj will fancy his chances and now with the stage set and Naman motoring like a well-oiled machine, India Legends are making the right moves.
IND-L 51/2 after 6 overs: Vinay Kumar has taken on Sanath Jayasuriya as the pinch hitter smacks the legendary former Sri Lankan skipper for two boundaries to give India Legends some sort of momentum. He is doing exactly what he has been sent for as he has already scored 21 off just nine balls. Naman Ojha is holding up one end as he continues his golden run in the tournament. The wicket-keeper will hold the key, with the likes of Yuvraj and Irfan Pathan geared up to walk in and fire. It’s the Legends tournament but the seriousness around it is simply fasinating.
IND-L 19/2 after 3 overs:WICKET - Suresh Raina falls and Sri Lanka Legends have early success inside the PowerPlay. Raina looked good with a boundary but an ambitious shot brought his downfall to leave India Legends two down. Naman Ojha, once again, will hold the key and surprisingly Vinay Kumar has come out to bat. He comes in at No.4 instead of Yuvraj Singh and the Karnataka bowler will look to play his shots and not waste balls.
IND-L 1/1 after 1 over: WICKET - What a start for Sri Lanka Legends as Nuwan Kulasekara castles Sachin Tendulkar for a golden duck and the India Legends captain departs without troubling the scorers. The ball nipped back in, and Tendulkar went for the drive but the ball slipped through to uproot the off pole. The crowd and India Legends dug out are left stunned as Kulasekara wheels off in celebrations.
We are done and dusted with the national anthems and Sachin Tendulkar is padded up along with Naman Ojha. The crowd, around 30,000, are on their feet as the Master Blaster makes his way to the middle. It’s not too hot and dew will play a part in the outcome of the match. But, for now, let’s enjoy the Master at work with Nuwan Kulasekara operating with the new ball. Here we go!
We are all set and it will be a cracker of a contest and India Legends will walk out knowing they have the upper hand. In a tense semifinal against Australia Legends, Naman Ojha exhibited his class and Irfan Pathan turned back the clock with terrific hitting and got his team to the final. The bowling looks good with the likes of Abhimanyu Mithun and the experienced Vinay Kumar in the mix.. Time to watch the legends in the park.
Match to start at 8:00 PM
India Legends Playing XI: Naman Ojha(w), Sachin Tendulkar(c), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Binny, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Rajesh Pawar, Rahul Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar
Sri Lanka Legends Playing XI: Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Udawatte, Tillakaratne Dilshan(c), Upul Tharanga(w), Dilshan Munaweera, Ishan Jayaratne, Asela Gunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad
India Legends entered the final by defeating Australia Legends in the semifinaL.
Live Streaming Info
When will the Road Safety World Series 2022 final between Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) and India Legends (IND-L) be played?
The Road Safety World Series 2022 match between Sri Lanka Legends and India Legends will take place on October 1, Saturday.
Where will the Road Safety World Series 2022 final between Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) vs India Legends (IND-L) be played?
The match between Sri Lanka Legends and India Legends will be played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
What time will the Road Safety World Series 2022 final between Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) vs India Legends (IND-L) begin?
The match between Sri Lanka Legends and India Legends will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
Will there be live streaming available for Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) vs India Legends (IND-L) final?
Sri Lanka Legends vs India Legends final will be streamed live on the Voot and JIOTV app and website.
Sri Lanka Legends (SL-L) vs India Legends (IND-L) Predicted Playing XIs
Sri Lanka Legends Predicted XI: Mahela Udawatte, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Jeevan Mendis, Chamara Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ishan Jayaratne
India Legends Predicted XI: Naman Ojha (wk), Sachin Tendulkar (c), Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Rajesh Pawar, and Rahul Sharma
India Legends Squad: Naman Ojha(w), Sachin Tendulkar(c), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Binny, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Rajesh Pawar, Rahul Sharma, Munaf Patel, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar, Ravi Gaikwad, Harbhajan Singh, S Badrinath, Manpreet Gony, Pragyan Ojha
Sri Lanka Legends Squad: Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Udawatte, Tillakaratne Dilshan(c), Upul Tharanga(w), Ishan Jayaratne, Chamara Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Chaturanga de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Dilruwan Perera, Chaminda Vaas, Chamara Kapugedera, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Thisara Perera, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Dilshan Munaweera