Aakash Saini
Aakash Saini
Author ∙ Sep 22 2022, 7:30 PM

Road Safety Series 2022: Sachin Tendulkar stars in India Legends' win over England


image-l8det47cSachin Tendulkar plays a shot against England Legends (PC: Twitter)

India Legends flattened their English counterparts in match number 14 of the Road Safety World Series. On a rain-affected evening at Dehradun, all-time batting icon Sachin Tendulkar turned back the years by delivering yet another match-winning gem in front of a packed crowd.

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The cricketer was also adjudged as ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance at the top, as India Legends elevate themselves to number two on the points table.

Sachin Tendulkar graces fans with rapid 40 as India Legends smother England

After being put to bat by the visitors, India Legends flayed the English attack with a six-hitting exhibition. They stacked up a daunting 170-5 in a 15-over game off the back of thunderous contributions from Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh.

Skipper Tendulkar himself top scored in the innings as he entertained fans through his 20-ball 40. He belted three boundaries and three maximums in his knock and launched India Legends off to a flier.

Yuvraj Singh’s 15-ball 31*, Pathan’s 11-ball 27 and Stuart Binny’s 11-ball 18 turbo-charged the innings further while setting up a huge target for the tourists.

England spinner Stephen Parry led the lone rebellion with the ball, claiming three of India Legends batters in his economical three-over spell.

The Ian Bell-led side later crumbled in their run-chase as they managed just 130-6 off their 20 overs. Opener Phil Mustard top scored with 29 while India’s Rajesh Pawar took three wickets for just 12.

Brief scores:

India Legends: 170-5 (15)

Sachin Tendulkar 40 (20), Yuvraj Singh 31* (15)

Stephen Parry 3-19, Chris Schofield 1-11

England Legends: 130-6 (15)

Phil Mustard 29 (19), Chris Tremlett 24* (16)

Rajesh Pawar 3-12, Stuart Binny 1-26

India Legends won by 40 runs


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