ENG Legends vs WI Legends, 9th Match Highlights; Brian Lara hits the winning six as West Indies win by 8 wickets

Ian Bell’s England Legends took on Brian Lara’s West Indies Legends in the 9th match of the Road Safety World Series 2022 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore on Saturday, September 17.

West Indies Legends produced yet another clinical effort in all three departments and beat England Legends by 8 wickets and 16 balls to spare in match number 9 of the Road Safety Series 2022 here at Holkar Stadium on September 17.

Brian Lara-led side thus climbed to the top of the points table with two wins in three games.

Chasing a competitive target of 157, West Indies’ top-order once again proved its mettle and sent warning signals to the opponents.

The opening duo of Dwayne Smith and William Perkins slammed respective fifties apart from sharing a century stand.

Smith exploded from the word go in the run chase and got to his fifty off just 30 deliveries.

His innings came to an end for 73 off 42 deliveries (9 fours, 3 sixes) when Rikki Clarke appealed for a leg before against him in the 12th over.

The Windies thus lost their first wicket for 121. While Smith was hogging the limelight with his towering sixes and powerful fours, wicketkeeper-batter William Perkins kept scoring fluently at the other end. After Smith was dismissed, the Trinidadian went on to notch up his half-century off 32 deliveries.

He was retired hurt for 57 off 35 balls and out of those 40 runs came in boundaries (10 fours).

Later, captain Brain Lara (22*) ensured the Men In Maroon and he hits the winning six as they beat England Legends by 8 wickets to register a second win in the Road Safety World Series 2022.

Earlier, having been put in to bat first, England reached 156 for 5 in the stipulated 20 overs.

Ben (2/26) and Santokie (2/38) were the best performers with the ball for West Indies.

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