India legends restricted West Indies legend to 150 for eight after the host captain Sachin Tendulkar put them in to bat after winning the toss. If not for Windies veteran and their savior Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s 61-run knock off 41 balls, the visitors would have struggled to reach the total.
Opener Darren Ganga was the second-highest run-getter after Chanderpaul with a 24-ball 32, which included five boundaries. Other than Chanderpaul and Ganga none of the West Indian batsmen could breach the 20-run mark.
Captain Brian Lara, who came in to bat after Ganga’s dismissal, charged Zaheer Khan immediately with a beautiful boundary over covers followed by a push to the point boundary.
As his eyes were setting in, Lara failed to connect an Irfan Pathan’s slower delivery which saw him get stumped for 17. This came after the south-paw hit the medium-pacer through an eye-pleasing cover drive to the fence.
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Later, Virender Sehwag and Tendulkar’s 83-run opening stand set the foundation for India Legends as they chase down the target of 151 with 10 balls to spare.