|India Legends 116/3 (12.3)||Yuvraj 0(0)||Stuart Binny 29(18)|
Leie offers space and Binny clubs the ball over extra cover for another FOUR. Leie to Raina, OUT! Raina goes on too long. One shot against the bend and Raina fails to get the desired timing on that one. An excellent knock comes to an end and it brings Yuvraj Singh to the center.
Suresh Raina c van der Wath b Leie 33 (22b 4×4 1×6)
IND Legends 111/2 in 12 overs
100 for India with a single by Raina. Both go completely from the outside out and Binny unleashes the reverse sweep over short-third for FOUR. The borders are flowing right now. Raina joins the act with another powerful punch through the past long out front FOUR.
IND Legends 99/2 in 11 overs
Leie flies the ball outside the off-stump and Binny stretches the ball over extra cover SIX! Leie slides one in and this Binny goes long over the line for another SIX!
IND Legends 85/2 in 10 overs
Stump missed! Raina moves forward and Botha shoots one into the block hole past his bat. Difficult chance there for Van Wyk who does not get the ball together. Botha pins the batters with a pair of pitches of equal length. Binny gets a single back to Raina. Botha tosses one out and Raina pumps the ball long for a glorious SIX! First maximum of the tournament – a cracker from Raina.
IND Legends 77/2 in 9 overs
Leie starts with a creaky leg fracture that steams along Binny’s outer edge. Binny drives the next ball to the long-off for a single. Leie fends short and Raina turns to lead the ball past short fine leg for FOUR. Raina fails to clear a full toss and ends with a single.
Eddie Leie on the attack.
IND Legends 68/2 in 8 overs
Raina pushes a short delivery to deep cover for a single. Petersen keeps it tight and the batters switch with four basehits. Short ball and Raina pumps the ball past wide far away FOUR.
Alviro Petersen replaces Ntini
IND Legends 60/2 in 7 overs
From der Wath to N Ojha, OUT! Straight to Jonty’s lair on the point. A soft outswinger by Van der Wath and Ojha fails to keep the ball on the ground. Two wickets in quick succession for SA Legends. Stuart Binny is out of tune with a single. Van der Wath slides a nice in-swinger to Raina who stops him on the turf. A broad one to follow. Short delivery on the slower side and Binny rocks back to drive the ball through the point for FOUR.
Naman Ojha c Rhodes b van der Wath 21 (18b 4×4)
IND Legends 52/1 in 6 overs
Ntini attacks the stumps and Tendulkar opens the blade of his blade and lofts the ball over point for two runs. Ntini to Tendulkar, OUT! Caught this time. Tendulkar tries to clean the offside again, but the shot towards the midfielder is misplaced. Excellent catch of Both as the Master Blaster gives way to Suresh Raina. Ntini hits the block hole and Raina blunts it to offside. A touch of space and Raina pops over cover for FOUR! That’s vintage of Raina as he teases the inside-out shot about the off-side. Raina again tries to clear the fence with a halfway slog for two runs to finish the PowerPlay.
Sachin Tendulkar c Botha b Ntini 16 (15b 2×4)
IND Legends 44/0 in 5 overs
Van der Wath kicks off with a sharp delivery that prompts Tendulkar to jump out of a ride at the last minute. A broad one to follow. In the end of Van der Wath and Tendulkar the ball lofts halfway forward FOUR. Airborne and dropped! Sachin misses the slower ball and sends it straight to the edge of the ring on the side. An excellent dive from Puttick running backwards but failing to hold onto a tough catch.
Van der Wath replaces Kruger
IND Legends 38/0 in 4 overs
Tendulkar moves forward to blast a low full toss down the center of the wicket for two runs. Ntini hits one and Tendulkar lofts the ball gloriously halfway forward FOUR! Loud scream from Ntini as he swings in Tendulkar’s path. The referee stands firm and denies Ntini as the ball slides down the leg. Ntini tries to cramp Ojha, but he carefully opens the club face to slide the ball past the keeper. FOUR.
Makhaya Ntini on the attack
IND Legends 27/0 in 3 overs
Kruger continues. A touch of movement on the full and Sachin leads the ball over the run for a single. Sharp bowling from Kruger and Ojha blocks a pitch on the field and starts with a quick single. Excellent response from Tendulkar to the call. Airborne and dropped! Henry Davids drops Sachin for short coverage. Another outswinger who briefly sits on the field and Sachin’s check-drive falls within Davids reach, but gets a reprieve when the fielder hits the ground.
IND Legends 22/0 in 2 overs
That was close! Botha invites Sachin to the front of the ride, beating the outer rim with a good fleeting delivery. Botha follows with a loose delivery down that runs off a five-foot run. Tendulkar is wide with a single. An inner edge on the pads curves to point. Botha overpitch and Ojha grinds the ball through extra cover for FOUR. Botha turns one in at length and Ojha cuts the ball towards short third man to find two runs
Sachin Tendulkar on strike. Johan Botha with the ball.
IND Legends 9/0 in 1 over
Kruger starts with a rusty wide lower leg and continues with a soft outswinger to Ojha at length. He directs it to the cover fielder. Kruger goes shorter and Ojha cuts right to Jonty on point. Short again and Ojha pulls it away by square leg for FOUR. Kruger strays to the pads and Ojha blasts it beautifully through mid-wicket for another FOUR.
Garnett Kruger takes the new ball for South Africa. Naman Ojha on strike.
Game on! India Legends openers Sachin Tendulkar and Naman Ojha walk into the center as Jonty Rhodes’ SA Legends fielders take their positions.
The players line up for the national anthems.
India Legends Play XI
Sachin Tendulkar (c), Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Suresh Raina, Munaf Patel, Naman Ojha (wk), Stuart Binny, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha
South African legends play XI
Jonty Rhodes(c), Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Eddie Leie, Van der Wath, Garnett Kruger, Makhaya Ntini, Henry Davids, Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk, Johan Botha
TOSS: India Legends won the toss and chooses bat
Captains of all eight teams attended the RSWS 2022 Opening Ceremony. | Photo credits: SPECIAL PACKAGE
It has been a few days since Suresh Raina has spent time in his competitive cricket career in various formats. As he marks a return to the field tonight, here are a few readings celebrating the journey of a brilliant cricketer.
Format of RSWS 2022
The 2022 Road Safety World Series will feature eight teams. One team plays five games. India will not play Sri Lanka and Australia Legends. There are four rest days between games.
How excited are you to see Tendulkar return to the fold?
The current Indian team may be dealing with a lack of all-rounders, but the India Legends are back in action with a slew of former players who have enjoyed both bat and ball. Sachin Tendulkar will lead a team consisting of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan. Memories of the 2000s-10 a lot?
The Road Safety World Series 2022 kicks off with Sachin Tendulkar’s India Legends taking on the Jonty Rhodes-led South Africa Legends on Saturday at the Green Field Park in Kanpur.
The tournament, which will be hosted for the second time since 2020-21, was previously won by the India Legends.
A host of former international cricketers are lining up for the eight-team tournament to be played between September 10 and October 1, 2022 at four venues: Kanpur, Indore, Dehradun and Raipur (semi-finals and finals).
Sachin Tendulkar during a practice session ahead of the Road Safety World Series 2022 (RSWS) cricket match between India and South Africa in Kanpur. | Photo credit: PTIA
Where can I watch the live streaming of the IND v SA Road Safety Series 2022 match?
The India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety Series 2022 match will be streamed live on the Voot and JioTV apps.
Which TV channels are broadcasting the IND v SA Road Safety Series 2022 match?
The India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety Series 2022 match will be broadcast on the Sports18, Colors Cineplex and Colors Cineplex Superhits in India.
What time will the IND v SA Road Safety Series 2022 match start in India?
The India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety Series 2022 match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Where will the IND v SA Road Safety Series match be played?
India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety Series 2022 match will be played at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
Indian legends: Sachin Tendulkar(c), Naman Ojha(w), Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Binny, Manpreet Gony, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pragyan Ojha, Balasubramaniam, Rahul Sharma Rajesh Pawar
South Africa legends: Jonty Rhodes(c), Morne van Wyk(w), Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Henry Davids, Vernon Philander, Johan Botha, Lance Klusener, Zander de Bruyn, Makhaya Ntini, Garnett Kruger, Andrew Puttick, Johan van der Wath, Thandi Tshabalala, Eddie Leie, Lloyd Norris Jones
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