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Cricket Highlights, 13 Mar: RSWS T20 (Match 13), AFG vs ZIM (2nd Test – Day 4)

The 13th match of the Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21 between India Legends & South Africa Legends, the 4th day of the 2nd Test between Afghanistan & Zimbabwe rolled on the field yesterday. Let’s have a glimpse to learn about the exciting moments of them.

RSWS T20 (2020-21) Match 13 (India Legends vs South Africa Legends)

India Legends and South Africa Legends faced off in the 13th match of RSWS T20 (2020-21) on Saturday night, March 13 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium (Raipur). India Legends won by a huge margin of 56 runs against their opponent, South Africa Legends. 

After losing the toss & coming down to bat first, Sachin Tendulkar and Badrinath got off to a great start. When Virender Sehwag returned to the dressing room in the second over, they put on a 95-run stand for the second wicket. Little Master Sachin Tendulkar returned to the pavilion scoring 60 runs off 37 balls with 9 fours and 1 six. Badrinath left the field with 42 runs off 34 balls due to injury. In the end, Yuvraj Singh’s stormy innings of unbeaten 52 off 22 balls decorated with 2 fours and 6 sixes, helped India Legends to achieve a big score of 204 for 3. Monde Zondeki (2-35, 3 overs) was the highest wicket-taker for the team. 

The batsmen of South Africa Legends got off to a good start while chasing this huge target. They picked up 81 runs without losing any wicket in the first 10 overs. But then the South Africa Legends team collapsed like a house of cards in the spin magic of India Legends bowlers. 67 runs were made for the loss of 7 in the last 10 overs. Yuvraj Singh bowled a great spell (2-18, 3 overs). Besides, Yusuf Pathan took the most wickets for the team (3-34, 4 overs). 

After winning this match, Indian Legends have moved up to the top of the points table. On the other hand, the South African Legends team drops down to fourth place in the points table with this defeat.

India Legends – 204/3 (20.0)
South Africa Legends – 148/7 (20.0)
Result – India Legends won by 56 runs
Player of the Match – Yuvraj Singh

AFG vs ZIM (2nd Test – Day 4)

There was no way to predict whether the match would be played on the last day after watching the first two sessions of the day in Abu Dhabi. What a fight along with Donald Tiripano by the Zimbabwean captain, Sean Williams! 124 runs came from the invincible 8th wicket partnership of these two. Zimbabwe not only avoided losing by an innings, but they also stretched the last Test of the series on the fifth day. 

The 34-year-old batsman scored the fourth Test century of his career playing 173 balls. All three of his four centuries have come in the last three Tests. Williams became the first Zimbabwean to score three consecutive Test centuries. 

Zimbabwe’s batting became completely chaotic in the face of controlled bowling by Afghan bowlers. Starting the fourth day with 24 runs without losing any wicket, the team lost the first wicket on 44 runs. Off-spinner Javed Ahmadi started the collapse with a return catch in a full toss delivery bowled by him. In the next over, another opener Kevin Kasuza got confused by Rashid Khan’s Googly & was caught on the slip. Rashid then dismissed Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, and Regis Chakabva. He picked up five wickets for the fourth time of his five-match Test career, one of the best leg-spinners of all time. The owner of 32 wickets in Tests will get 10 wickets in one match for the second time if he gets another wicket today. 

Zimbabwe finished the day with 266 runs for 7 wickets, ahead of Afghanistan by 8 runs. Williams finished the day remaining unbeaten on 106 runs. This innings of 190 balls were arranged in 9 fours and a six. On the other hand, his partner Tiripano will start the fifth day with 63 runs.

Afghanistan (1st Innings) – 545/4 D (160.4)
Zimbabwe (1st Innings) – 287/10 (91.3)
Zimbabwe (2nd Innings) – 266/7 (106)

Cricket actions are rolling on the field, predict the winners of them and play on Baji!

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