India Legends beat WI Legends by 13 runs, enter World Series T20 final

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Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends defeated West Indies Legends by 13 runs to storm into the summit conflict of the Road Safety World Series T20 in Raipur.

Tendulkar (65) led the best way with a half century after Virender Sehwag’s entertaining cameo and Yuvraj Singh’s six-hitting spree to publish 218 for 3 in final evening’s semi-final conflict.

Chasing 219, West Indies have been restricted to 206 for six.

Pacer R Vinay Kumar took two West Indian wickets — captain Brian Lara (46) and Tino Best — at a vital juncture within the 18th over that introduced India again into the sport.

Dwayne Smith’s 63 (36b, 9x4s, 2x6s) and Narsingh Deonarine’s 59 (44b, 5x4s, 2x6s) went in useless as West Indies couldn’t repeat their efficiency in opposition to the England Legends and bowed out.

Earlier put into bat, Indian Legends posted 200 plus goal of their second successive recreation.

Besides Tendulkar, Yuvraj performed an unbeaten 20-ball 49 whirlwind knock, laced with six sixes and a 4, to take India Legends previous 200.

Highlights:

Sehwag (35, 17b, 5x4s, 1×6), Yusuf Pathan (37) and Mohammed Kaif (27) too contributed with the bat for the hosts.
Yuvraj slammed six sixes within the final two overs. The nineteenth over noticed Yuvraj hit leggie (*13*) Nagamootoo for 4 hits over the rope whereas the following two got here within the final over of Suleiman Benn.

Brief scores: India Legends 218 for 3 (Sachin Tendulkar 65, Yuvraj Singh 49*; Tino Best 2/25) beat West Indies Legends 206/6 (Dwayne Smith 63, Narsingh Donarine 59*; R Vinay Kumar 2/26) by 12 runs. PTI NRB

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