Sri-Lanka legends have finally made their way to the final of the Road Safety World Series T20 by defeating South Africa Legends by massive eight wickets on Friday night. Sri-Lanka Legends will now face India Legends in the final of the Road Safety World Series T20 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium on Sunday i.e. 21st of March.
Sri-Lankans has sealed a comfortable win against South Africa Legends by chasing a target of 126 runs with 16 balls to spare. Riding on the back of batsman Chinthaka Jayasinghe’s spectacular 47 runs & Upul Tharanga’s 39 runs, Sri-Lanka finished at 129 runs for two wickets down in 17.2 overs. Earlier Sri-Lanka won the toss & elected to bowl first. Sri-Lanka legends restricted South Africa Legends for 125 runs in 20 overs to enter the final of the Road Safety World Series which is slated to be played on Sunday.
South Africa began their chase on a positive note with Van Wyk giving a solid start but soon Sri-Lanka Legends put the brake on Africa’s surge of runs as their Kulasekara’s in form partner Andrew Puttick got out for a duck. Van Wyk and Alviro Petersen stitched a good partnership for South Africa legends. The duo were not aggressive but they didn’t stop from hitting a boundary or rotating strike, however, the budding partnership between Wynk & Petersen didn’t last long as Farveez Maharood picked the wicket of Petersen when their scoreboard was 65/2.
Later Wynk registered his half-century before SriLanka’s legendary bowler Sanath Jayasuriya caught him in front of wickets for 53 runs. Other than Van Wynk & Petersen only Justin Kemp could score double-digit score for South Africa as the rest of the batsmen got out for single-digit scores.
Sri-Lanka legends become the second team to enter the final of the Road World Safety Series. Sri-Lanka legends will face India legends in the final of the Road World Safety Series on Sunday at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium.
Overview of Scores: South Africa 125 all out in 20 overs (Morne van Wyk 23, Alviro Petersen 27; Nuwan Kulasekara 5/25) lost to Sri Lanka Legends 129/2 in 17.2 overs (Upul Tharanga 39, Chinthaka Jayasinghe 47, Tillakaratne Dilshan 18, Sanath Jayasuriya 18) by 8 wickets.