In the battle of Lara versus Tendulkar today, the former India cricketer emerged victorious as India Legends beat West Indies Legends to secure a spot in the final of the Road Safety World Series.
Tendulkar’s team was sent in to bat first in Raipur, India and made 218/3 in 20 overs with the Master Blaster himself making 65 from 42 balls.
Yuvraj Singh had a blitz of 49 not out from just 20 balls which included four 6s in one over and six 6s overall.
Tino Best was the pick of the West Indies Legends bowlers with 2/25 in 4 overs – remarkably economical in the midst of India’s rampant scoring.
In reply, West Indies got 50s from Dwayne Smith (63 from 36) and Narsingh Deonarine (59 from 44).
They got to an equation of needing 19 runs from 10 balls when Brian Lara was bowled by Vinay Kumar for 46.
The target proved too much for the next batsmen in – Tino Best was caught behind at the end of the 19th over and Narsingh Deonarine was removed in the middle of the final over.
West Indies fell 12 runs short, finishing on 206/6.
Tomorrow at 9:30am, Sri Lanka and South Africa will go head to head in semifinal number two to book a date with India in Sunday’s final at 9:30am.