Virender Sehwag smashed an unbeaten 80-run knock off 35 balls as Indian Legends produced a comfortable 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh Legends in the fifth match of Road Safety World Series 2020-21 on Friday. The former Indian opener rolled back the years as he smashed as many as 5 sixes and 10 fours en-route to his match-winning knock.
The Road Safety World Series resumed on Friday in Raipur following a year-long break due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
After winning the toss, Bangladesh chose to bat first. Riding on Nazimuddin’s swashbuckling 49-run knock, Bangladesh raced to the 50-run mark inside powerplay overs. The openers gave the team a great start. However, once the spinners came into the attack, the batting fell like a pack of cards.
Left-hand spinner Pragyan Ojha got the first breakthrough in the form of J Omar. It was the golden arm, Yuvraj Singh, who took Nizammuddin’s wicket and brought India back into the contest. The Indian duo bowled 7 overs combined, picking 4 four wickets for just 27 runs. Bangladesh lost the next eight wickets in just 38 runs and folded for 109 runs in the end.
Skipper Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag came out in the second innings to open the innings for India. Virender Sehwag sensationally started the innings. He scored 19 runs in the first over of the innings, making clear his intention from the very first over. He continued in the same fashion for the rest of the innings, while Sachin Tendulkar played second fiddle to Viru.
Virender Sehwag compiled an unbeaten knock of 80 runs off 35 balls, while Sachin remained unbeaten at 33 runs. India chased down the target in just 10.1, winning the game by all 10 wickets.