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Binny’s 50 to Ojha’s century: Top moments from Road Safety World Series 2022

The second edition of the Road Safety World Series came to a close on October 1, with India Legends beating Sri Lanka Legends by 33 runs to claim their second title.

The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Watson, Abdur Razzak and Tillakaratne Dilshan rolled back the years to enthrall the audience with stuff that legends are made of; at the competition’s four venues (Kanpur, Indore, Dehradun, and Raipur).

We highlight a few noteworthy performances that raised the bar of excellence in the Road Safety World Series 2022.


Binny, the first half-centurion of Road Safety World Series 2022

Stuart Binny, who retired from all forms of cricket in August 2021, showed he still had some gas left in his tank in the opening fixture of Road Safety World Series 2022.

Representing India Legends, Binny came in to bat at number four and his willow spoke the rest. He reached his half-century in just 31 balls, with five boundaries and two sixes under his belt. He remained unbeaten on 82 off 42 balls as India Legends posted an eventual match-winning total of 217/4 in the first innings.


Jayasuriya makes England Legends’ head spin

More often than not, Sanath Jayasuriya is known for being one of Sri Lanka’s greatest-ever batters. But, he has also been quite a menace with the ball throughout his celebrated career, and a classic example was the fifth match of the Road Safety World Series 2022.

Jayasuriya claimed four wickets for just three runs in his spell of four overs. This included a spectacular double wicket maiden in the 10th over, with his victims being Darren Maddy and Tim Ambrose.

Sanath Jayasuriya’s 4/3 went down the best bowling figures in the second edition of the Road Safety World Series.


Watson taps into ‘six-hitting machine’ persona

One of the most noticeable traits exhibited by Australia’s Shane Watson in his T20 career was his ability to hit maximums at will. In fact, the former all-rounder ranks fifth (467) for the most sixes in T20 cricket.

During his 50-ball 88 against West Indies Legends, Watson slammed nine sixes in the innings to set the tone for a 179-run chase. His side eventually won the fixture by eight wickets, having chased the target in 15.1 overs.


Ojha fires India to title

Naman Ojha was the hero of India Legends’ charge in the Road Safety World Series 2022 final, as his unbeaten blitzkrieg of 108 in 71 balls propelled his side to a first-innings score of 195/6.

His knock was crucial given heavy hitters in Sachin Tendulkar (0), Suresh Raina (4), Yuvraj Singh (19), and Yusuf Pathan (0) failed to make a statement with the bat.

Besides his confident display with the bat, Ojha also registered two stumpings as Sri Lanka Legends were bundled out for 162 in 18.5 overs. Thus, India won the tie by 33 runs.

Naman Ojha not only ended up as a Road Safety World Series 2022 champion but also the tournament’s leading run-getter (266 runs).




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