Raipur: The former India opener and the historic pair of cricket Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag once again struck the ground. Sachin Sehwag opened fire with the bat in the first semi-final being played under Road Safety World Series 20 at Raipur ground. Both scored 37 runs in the first three overs.
Virender Sehwag hit 35 runs off 17 balls with 5 fours and a six. His strike rate was 205.88. On the third ball of the sixth over, he was caught by the best ball in his hands. Seeing such a fiery innings of Sehwag, the audience was thrilled. Virender Sehwag stripped the West Indies bowlers using excellent shots, quick agility and steps.
At the same time, captain Sachin Tendulkar hit a brilliant half-century. Sachin scored 65 runs with 6 fours and 3 sixes. He returned to the pavilion in the 15th over, caught by Edwards off the ball of Best. Wednesday was a special day for Sachin Tendulkar. He has celebrated the 9th anniversary of the 100th Century on Wednesday. On the same day, he proved that by scoring 65 runs, Sachin is still less than anyone in the cricket world.
At the same time, Mohammad Kaif, who came on the field after Sehwag’s dismissal, also washed away the West Indies bowlers. Kaif hit two sixes and two fours. He scored 27 off 21 balls. He returned to the pavilion, caught by Nagamutu off Austin.
India’s score was 46 after 4 overs. At the same time, 55 runs after 5 overs, 59 for the loss of one wicket after 6 overs, and 79 runs after 9 overs. After this, Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh, who landed on the field, made such a mutiny that everyone kept on watching.
Yuvraj hit three consecutive sixes off the first, second, third ball of the 19th over. The fourth ball came out empty, after which Yuvraj then hit a six. After this, Yuvraj again hit two sixes in the 20th over. Yuvraj hit a six off the second and fifth ball. Yuvraj hit 49 runs in 20 balls with 6 sixes and 1 four. His strike rate was 245.
Yuvraj caused such devastation with his explosive innings that the bowlers of the West Indies were left in sight. At the same time, Yusuf Pathan also batted brilliantly, scoring 37 runs in 20 balls with 3 sixes and two fours. The explosive innings of the Indian batsmen led to a mammoth target of 218 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs.