Master Blaster takes 4-wicket haul to rattle England Legends

Road Safety World Series 2022


In their 2nd fixture of the Road Safety World Series Season 2, Sri Lanka Legends had a convincing victory against England Legends by 7 wickets to make it 2 wins out of 2 in the tournament.

Sri Lanka Legends skipper TM Dilshan, who won the toss, invited England Legends to bat first at Kanpur. From the first over England Legends struggled big time as Nuwan Kulasekara and skipper Dilshan tightened the screws from ball 1. But it was the legendary all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya who wreaked havoc as he turned back time with a terrific spell of bowling.

Jayasuriya took 4 wickets for 3 runs in his 4 overs which included 20 dot balls. 2 of the 4 overs were maidens and the 4 wickets he took were of Mal Loye, Darren Maddy, Tim Ambrose and Dimitri Mascarenhas. Chathuranga de Silva and Kulasekara also took 2 wickets each as England were bowled out for just 78 runs in 19 overs. For England Legends, only 4 batters managed to reach the double figure mark and skipper Ian Bell’s 15 was their highest score.

Photos – Sri Lanka Legends vs England Legends – 5th Match | RSWS 2022

Chasing a very much below par target of 79, Sri Lanka legends got the job done in 14.3 overs after losing 3 wickets. Dilshan Munaweera who struggled a bit against Chris Tremlett and Stephen Parry top scored with 24 which was made after facing 43 deliveries. Upul Tharanga also scored 23 off 19 to make life slightly easier for the Sri Lankan Legends.

Parry bowled an exceptional spell taking 1 for 9 runs in his 4 overs and tried really hard to make a game out of a very low target. Chris Schofield and Mascarenhas were the other wicket takers for England Legends.

With this win, Sri Lanka Legends sit on top of the table with 2 wins out of 2 and their next fixture will be against South Africa Legends on the 17th of September at Indore.