The 27th of September brought a double header in the highly successful Road Safety World Series 2022. Let’s look at the match report of the final two group stage matches in the RSWS 2022.
Match 19: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Legends
The 19th match of the RSWS brought the table toppers Sri Lanka Legends face to face with the bottom lingering team Bangladesh Legends. Having already won three matches in the tournament, the Tillakaratne Dilshan-led side went into the match with massive confidence.
The team posted a humongous 213/5 in 20 overs when invited to bat first. Dilshan came up with an important half-century (51) alongside Mahela Udawatte (43) to ignite the scoreboard with a 200+ score. Sanath Jayasuriya (37) and Chamara Silva (34) also supported well on the way to a massive total.
Coming onto chase the immense total, Bangladesh Legends stumbled from the get-go and found themselves struggling at 29/2. Tushar Imran (52) played a fighting knock from one end but was left to fend for himself and no other batter came good with the bat.
In the end, the bottom-placed team lost the game by a massive 70 runs. Dilshan was the pick of the bowlers from the Sri Lanka side as he took three wickets in three overs and was also adjudged the Player of the Match for the 19th match of the Road Safety World Series.
Sri Lanka Legends: 213/5
Tillakaratne Dilshan: 51(30), Mahela Udawatte: 43(27)
Tillakaratne Dilshan: 3-26-3, Asela Gunaratne: 3-24-2
Bangladesh Legends: 143/8
Tushar Imran: 52(54), Abul Hasan: 29(16)
Abdur Razzak: 4-20-1, Shahadat Hossain: 4-35-1
Match 20: England Legends vs Australia Legends
England got into their last match of the tournament with the sole purpose of getting the first taste of victory. It was however a disappointing end to their campaign as it ended with a six-wicket loss.
Having won the toss, England captain Ian Bell decided to bat first in what was a bold move from the captain. Their start to the innings however wasn’t as confident as the team found itself struggling on 59/2 in 7.4 overs. The story remained similarly ordinary as they reached 160/6 in 20 overs.
Australia made the chase a walk in the park as they got to the target in just 13.4 overs. Ben Dunk hit a sensational 42 in just 13 deliveries with a strike rate of 323.1 to make a mockery of the target. Captain Shane Watson also joined in on the fun as he smashed 47 in 26 deliveries. Nathan Reardon was adjudged the Player of the Match for taking two wickets and hitting 17 runs.
With this win, Australia has moved to second on the Road Safety World Series points table.
England Legends: 160/6
Darren Maddy: 34(23), Phil Mustard: 34(24)
Stephen Parry: 4-30-3, Jade Dernbach: 1-20-1
Australia Legends: 164/4
Shane Watson: 47(26), Ben Dunk: 42(13)
Jason Krejza: 4-28-2, Nathan Reardon: 3-24-2