The finals of the Road Safety World Series 2022 (RSWS) turned out to be a sumptuous one. India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends faced off in the summit clash and the Sachin Tendulkar-led team started the game as favourites to win the match.
It was India Legends skipper Sachin Tendulkar who won the toss and elected to bat first. The powerplay turned out to be worthwhile and India Legends openers made the best use of it. Naman Ojha kept the scoreboard ticking apropos of losing Tendulkar early in the innings.
India Legends gathered 51 runs at the end of field restrictions. Parenthetically, Ojha kept finding gaps in the middle overs and ensured that the run rate remained above par. The former India batter reached his fifty in 40 balls and was on his way to converting it into a big one. Much to the delight of the Indian fans, Ojha reached his hundred off 68 balls and helped his side secure a great total of 195 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.
India Legends are the champions of RSWS 2022
Sri Lanka Legends, on contrary, did not flourish in the powerplay as they put on only 33 runs on the board at the end of six overs. With reference to the middle overs, it was all about Indian bowlers Stuart Binny and Rahul Sharma who kept coming up with tighter lengths.
Ishan Jayaratne, the only player who kept Sri Lanka Legends in the race, perished in the penultimate 19th over. With no wickets left in the bank after the fall of Dhammika Prasad, Sri Lanka Legends surrendered after putting on 162 on the board in 18.5 overs.
India Legends, who have been fantastic right throughout the tournament, won the title for the second consecutive time. The Indian veterans procured a fairy tale end to what has been a great tournament for fans. The Twitter world went crazy over the win and fans came up with numerous tweets in praise of India Legends.
Here are some of the Tweets that fans came up with once India Legends won the match:
India legends are road safety world series champions again a stellar campaign!
2 in a row !!!
— Helvin Cardoz (@CardozHelvin) October 2, 2022
INDIA LEGENDS WON THE FINAL OF ROAD SAFETY WORLD SERIES AGAINST SRI LANKA LEGENDS.
WE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED OUR TITLE , WHAT A TOURNAMENT IT WAS FELT SO GOOD TO SEE OUR CHILDHOOD HEROES BACK IN ACTION
— Rishi (@mr_lunatic_rd) October 1, 2022
— Raju Ram (@RajuRam80757907) October 1, 2022
Two Road Safety World series – Both won by India Legends.
— Arjun Singh (@arjun1447) October 2, 2022
— sWara🎰 (@s_W_ara) October 2, 2022
@daniel86cricket yesterday both sl teams were bashed by Indian teams please don't send these lower class teams
India legands have won the consecutive editions of the road safety world series 🇮🇳 ❤️ 🥳
— Abhimanyu Arya (@Abhiman29950340) October 2, 2022
India Legends wins title defeating srilanka Legends by 33 runs in the final at Road Safety World Series,2022 . #Cricket
— Sports Desk (@Shuvo10976159) October 2, 2022
What a great way to end the series, playing alongside the legends of all time was an amazing experience in itself,had an excellent time on the field after so long, congratulations team, india legends,on sealing the game,roadsafety world series 2022,🇮🇳 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nj984d1c4W
— Venkat mudhiraj THR (@VenkatP50453464) October 2, 2022
Road Safety World Series
Season 1: India Legends beat Sri Lanka legends by 14 runs in the final.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was named the player of the series
Season 2: India Legends beat Sri Lanka legends by 33 runs in the final.
TM Dilshan was named the player of the series
— Samraat Maharjan (@MaharjanSamraat) October 2, 2022
India are champions of Road Safety World Series for the second time,beating SL yet again!Yuvraj and Ojha smashing sixes for fun!India still giving nightmares to Dilshan,Kulasekara and Co. like in the 2011 World Cup Final 😆@nibraz88cricket @daniel86cricket 🇮🇳 💪 2 🇱🇰 🐥🐤🦆🤣 https://t.co/G7V5vmH8uC
— yooshman (@ifreedmantennis) October 2, 2022