The Road Safety World Series has brought back nostalgia from the 90s and the 2000s for cricket fans. Fans have so far been vowed by Sachin Tendulkar, Stuart Binny, Tilakartane Dilshan, Jonty Rhodes, Shane Watson and many other legends of the game.
Match fourth brought another exciting game when New Zealand Legends met South Africa Legends in the Road Safety World Series. The Ross Taylor-led Kisi side elected to bat first after winning the toss. The decision however turned out to be a bad one as the NZ side lost their very first wicket at just one run. Aaron Redmond (3) was the next to depart at a team score of 18.
Dean Brownlie (48) held the innings from one side and missed his half-century by just two runs. None of the other batters however string a significant partnership and the team could only muster 99 runs in 20 overs.
The duo of Johan Botha (4) and Thandi Tshabalala (3) proved deadly for NZ’s batter as the two combined to take seven wickets.
Coming onto chase what was a very small total, the SA Legends team got off to a good start as openers Morne van Wyk (14) and Andrew Puttick combined to take the SA side to 34 before their first wicket fell.
Puttick continued with Alviro Petersen and came up with a match-winning half-century in just 36 deliveries. Petersen supported the opener from the other end with a knock of 29 in 23 as SA clinched an easy win at the end.
After losing to India in the first match, the SA team rose back with a high-quality win and now moves to rank four on the points table. It has two points from two matches and an NRR of -0.258.
Twitter was buzzing after watching their favourite former players take part in the great game again. Let’s see how Twitter reacted to it.
Shane Bond still has it man! He is still squaring up the batters.#RoadSafetyWorldSeries2022
— Delhi Capitals Fan (@pantiyerfc) September 12, 2022
— Sohail Jimmy (@JimmySohail) September 13, 2022
Andrew Puttick's unbeaten 51 runs help South Africa Legends to register an easy win against New Zealand Legends.
?: Voot pic.twitter.com/BEs9vj7q8j
— Omar Faruque (@OmarFar46196492) September 13, 2022
Still early days. Teams are going to get the hang of things and get only better. South Africa Legends simply outplayed Kiwi Legends tonight ????? What a game ??????
— ?ríål øf ?êär§ (@SerenityJaded) September 12, 2022
Dominant South Africa Legends hammer debutants New Zealand Legends by 9 wickets.#RSWS #RoadSafetyWorldSeries #roadsafety #SouthAfricaLegends #NewZealandLegends #Cricketmatch #cricketfans #aapkacolors pic.twitter.com/Hppfzy609t
— Aapka Colors Canada (@AapkaColorsCAN) September 12, 2022
Eddie Leie is One of the babies in South Africa Legends Team according to Erin Holland
As he is 35 year old only
— LuciFer (@HeLL_On_Fire_) September 12, 2022