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Road Safety World Series: Sehwag, Sachin roll back the years

Last updated on: March 06, 2021 09:27 IST
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IMAGE: Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar during their unbeaten 114-run opening partnership.

The Road Safety World Series got off to a flying start with India Legends registering a crushing 10-wicket win over Bangladesh Legends, on Friday, in Raipur.

Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar rolled back the years with a class batting, their unbeaten 114-run opening partnership enabling India Legends overhaul an easy target of 110 runs in 10.1 overs.  

 

Sehwag smashed 80 off 35 balls, which included 10 boundaries and five sixes, while Tendulkar scored a sedate 33 off 26, with five boundaries, as India Legends crossed the finish line to grab the top spot in the table.

Virender Sehwag

IMAGE: Virender Sehwag was ruthless in his approach and did not spare even the good deliveries of the Bangladesh bowlers.

Earlier, Bangladesh chose to bat first after winning the toss under lights, but couldn't live up to their own expectations of batting well on a slow wicket and folded for 109 in 19.4 overs.

Pragyan Ojha, Yuvraj Singh and Vinay Kumar grabbed a couple of wickets each while Manpreet Gony and Yusuf Pathan also got their names in the wickets' column with one each.

Opener Nazimuddin top-scored for the visitors with 49 off 33 balls, while Javed Omar and Rain Saleh were the only other batsmen to reach double figures, both scoring 12 runs each, as the rest of the Bangladesh batsmen fell for single digit scores.

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