After the half-century innings of skipper Kevin Pietersen, England Legends (India) took on the bowling of their bowler, led by Monty Panesar, in the match played under Road Safety World Series on Tuesday. Legends vs England Legends) by 6 runs. This is the first defeat in two matches of India Legends, captained by Sachin Tendulkar.
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India Legends only managed 182 runs
Chasing the target of 189 runs set by England Legends, India Legends team could only manage 182 runs for 7 wickets. For India Legends, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan scored an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls which included 4 fours and 5 sixes. Manpreet Gony scored an unbeaten 35 off 16 balls with the help of 4 sixes.
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Peterson hit the league’s fastest half-century
Earlier, India Legends won the toss and invited England Legends to bat first. England scored 188 for 7 with the help of 75 runs played by 37 balls of opener Pietersen. Pietersen hit a half-century off 18 balls, which is the fastest half-century in the league. Darren Maddy contributed 29 runs. For India Legends, Yusuf Pathan took 3 wickets while Irfan and Munaf Patel took two wickets each.
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India Legends has a bad start
India Legends got off to a poor start to chase the target. Half the team of India Legends had returned to the pavilion for 56 runs. Virender Sehwag, who scored 80 runs in the first match, was dismissed for 6 runs in this match, while Sachin contributed 9 runs. Yuvraj Singh scored 22 runs while Mohammad Kaif was dismissed by scoring one run.
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Yusuf Pathan hit a 17-run innings. After this, Irfan and Manpreet made some attractive shots but they could not win the team. For England Legends, Monty Panesar took three wickets, while James Treadwell took two wickets.