RSWS 2021: Sehwag, Tendulkar help India Legends outclass Bangladesh Legends
The golden days of cricket returned as the Road Safety World Series 2021 kicked-off on Friday. An unbeaten opening stand by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag powered India Legends to a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh Legends in the opening game. The T20 competition featuring retired cricketers resumed a year after getting stalled midway due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here is more.
How did the first innings pan out?
Batting first, Bangladesh Legends were off to a flier, with openers Nazimuddin (49) and J Omar (12) adding 59 runs. Off-spinner Pragyan Ojha gave India the first breakthrough in the form of Omar before Yuvraj Singh dismissed Nazimuddin. After that, only one Bangladesh batsman scored in double figures as they were bundled out on 109.
Ojha remained the pick of Indian bowlers
For India, Ojha remained the pick of bowlers, registering figures of 2/12 in four overs. Yuvraj was also impressive with the ball (2/15). While Vinay Kumar picked up two wickets, Manpreet Gony and Yusuf Pathan scalped one apiece.
Sehwag and Tendulkar give a treat to the Indian fans
Sehwag started the run-chase in his trademark style, with a crunchy four. He went on the smash 19 runs in the first over itself delivered by Mohammad Rafique. Notably, the former Indian opener only slammed the first 29 runs of the innings. Meanwhile, Tendulkar also came into the action with a four. A maximum by Sehwag finished the run-chase in 11th over only.
Sehwag finished with a strike-rate of 228.57
Sehwag scored a 35-ball 80* in India's run-chase. He hammered 10 fours and five sixes, and finished with a strike-rate of 228.57. Meanwhile, Tendulkar managed to score 33* off 26 deliveries, an innings laced with five fours. His strike-rate read 126.92.