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India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Semifinal 1 Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Semifinal 1 21 Wednesday April 2021 012906000000 India Legends won by 12 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012906000000 INDL - 218/3 (20) WIL - 206/6 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012906000000 CRR:  10.30 Player of the Match Yuvraj Singh Scorecard Refresh Commentary A rip-roaring contest, befitting of a semifinal and it's India who have held their nerves to sneak into the final. Pretty sure that all of you who watched this contest were transported back in time by the display of these legends. It was breath-taking stuff, and the entertainment remained till the very end. Hopefully the remaining two games in the tournament also go the same route. South Africa face Sri Lanka in the other semifinal in two day's time. Do join us for that one. Until then, this is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy and Vineet Anantharaman . Cheers! Yuvraj Singh | Player of the Match: I think I got lucky again, got dropped. In these tournaments, I see guys getting dropped and I never got dropped before. So God answered my prayers I guess. They were bowling Tino early, so I was just waiting for the spinners. It was hard to get used to the pitch, was trying to hit too hard. Yusuf told me not to do that. He's been batting really well, been exceptional. We had a big total on the board and that's the reason we could stretch in the end. The way we're playing at the moment, we should be able to beat whoever makes the final. We're focusing on our own cricket. The crowd has been amazing. Sachin Tendulkar | Winning captain: A terrific game. The way West Indians approached the target, it was scary at times. At no stage did they look rattled. Wonderful that we held our nerve at the end. Credit to Gony, Irfan and Vinay. Pragyan also got us an important wicket. So the bowlers did well. It was special hitting by Yuvi and Yusuf. After 200, every run is worth double. Last few overs changed the momentum and 218 was a big total. West Indies almost got there but in the end, every run matters. In this format, there is no right or wrong. It's all about the gameplan. Both are good sides (SL and SA), they have played competitive cricket. They have all fought hard despite injuries. That's been the beauty of this tournament. Brian Lara | Losing captain: It was amazing, I think the crowd had a great time. For both teams to score 200-plus, I think both sides need to be congratulated. It was tough coming back 24 hours later for another game but the guys did well. Deonarine especially. We thought that we could chase down a target with the batting we have. But Yuvraj just put it out of our reach in those final overs. It's been a good two to three weeks. All the best to India for the finals. A purely nostalgic evening for cricket fans with Lara producing a knock that matched his counterpart Tendulkar's magic. Add to that the mayhem that Yuvraj, Sehwag and Yusuf also created, and it was a real treat to watch with runs being piled on. With the pitch being a belter, the bowlers really hard to be on their toes, as they got carted around. Eventually, India were just a tad better than their opponents who were brilliant till the very end. Don't forget that Lara had been playing with an injured leg all through, and you wouldn't have known that with the way he was running and smashing the ball. He'll rue the loss though, as they were almost there. As for Tendulkar, it's one step away from lifting the trophy and he'll hope that the fielding and bowling can be a bit better in the summit clash. 22:57 Local Time, 17:27 GMT, 22:57 IST: Phew, what a game!! Not sure I'm convinced that this is 2021, seemed like the 90s and early 2000s all over again. What an exhibition it was from Lara, and Deonarine who capitalised fully on the fiery platform that Smith provided. The gigantic powerplay put WI firmly on track and 218 never looked scary at any point. Eventually, as is the case in these high-scoring games, it was one over that turned the tide. Gony in the 18th over was tidy but it was Vinay who really sealed the deal with a riveting 19th over, taking out Lara. He struck again that over and Deonarine remaining off-strike at the start of the 20th over meant that India were almost there. Irfan finished the formalities in the end. But make no mistake, it was a real scare for Tendulkar's men. WIL: 206-6 after 20 overs 19.6 Irfan Pathan to Benn, no run, India are into the final! An anti-climax of a finish in the end. Slower ball, wider lines and Benn can't connect the clash. Not that it would have mattered 19.5 Irfan Pathan to Benn, 2 runs, fuller and into the pads, whipped away to deep mid-wicket 19.4 Irfan Pathan to Benn, no run, pinpoint yorker, Benn gave the charge early and couldn't dig it out. Chants start in the crowd now Sulieman Benn, left handed bat, comes to the crease 19.3 Irfan Pathan to Deonarine, out Deonarine Run Out!! 1 run completed. Sensational from Vinay! He knew that the second run will be attempted, and fires a flat accurate throw at the keeper's end. Deonarine was always struggling in case of a proper throw and Naman Ojha whips off the bails with the batsman clearly short. The game is done and dusted now, officially. Was a drilled-drive down to long-on and Deonarine obviously wanted the strike back. Perishes in the attempt. What a game Vinay is having! Terrific 19th over and this fielding effort. Deonarine run out (Vinay Kumar/Naman Ojha) 59(44) [4s-5 6s-2] Irfan Pathan to Deonarine, THATS OUT!! Run Out!! Run out check and I suspect Deonarine is a goner. Yup, clearly short. Equation | 16 runs | 4 balls. India have one foot in the final. Unless Deonarine produces something extraordinary. Tendulkar and Yuvraj have a word with Irfan. More discussion about the field. Irfan is finally ready. 19.2 Irfan Pathan to Nagamootoo, 1 run, another slower ball and Nagamootoo miscues the loft, well short of long-on 19.1 Irfan Pathan to Nagamootoo, no run, swing and a miss! Dot ball! Slower ball, wider lines and Nagamootoo misses the cut. Can't sneak a bye Irfan Pathan [3.0-0-44-1] is back into the attack Mahendra Nagamootoo, left handed bat, comes to the crease Lara furious in the dugout as the batsmen crossed during the last wicket. Means that Deonarine won't be on strike first ball. Little things that make a big difference. So, 17 needed off the final over. Irfan to bowl. WIL: 202-5 after 19 overs 18.6 Vinay Kumar to Best, out Caught by Naman Ojha!! Vinay finishes his spell in style ! Is this the game-sealing over? Might well be. Best steps out for the slog, doesn't get the length and skies this straight up in the air. Naman Ojha calmly sits under the skier. Top six deliveries for Vinay here, he's put India right back on top. Best c Naman Ojha b Vinay Kumar 2(3) Load More Commentary

India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Semifinal 1

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India Legends won by 12 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012906000000

INDL - 218/3 (20)
WIL - 206/6 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012906000000
CRR:  10.30

Player of the Match

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A rip-roaring contest, befitting of a semifinal and it's India who have held their nerves to sneak into the final. Pretty sure that all of you who watched this contest were transported back in time by the display of these legends. It was breath-taking stuff, and the entertainment remained till the very end. Hopefully the remaining two games in the tournament also go the same route. South Africa face Sri Lanka in the other semifinal in two day's time. Do join us for that one. Until then, this is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy and Vineet Anantharaman. Cheers!

Yuvraj Singh | Player of the Match: I think I got lucky again, got dropped. In these tournaments, I see guys getting dropped and I never got dropped before. So God answered my prayers I guess. They were bowling Tino early, so I was just waiting for the spinners. It was hard to get used to the pitch, was trying to hit too hard. Yusuf told me not to do that. He's been batting really well, been exceptional. We had a big total on the board and that's the reason we could stretch in the end. The way we're playing at the moment, we should be able to beat whoever makes the final. We're focusing on our own cricket. The crowd has been amazing.

Sachin Tendulkar | Winning captain: A terrific game. The way West Indians approached the target, it was scary at times. At no stage did they look rattled. Wonderful that we held our nerve at the end. Credit to Gony, Irfan and Vinay. Pragyan also got us an important wicket. So the bowlers did well. It was special hitting by Yuvi and Yusuf. After 200, every run is worth double. Last few overs changed the momentum and 218 was a big total. West Indies almost got there but in the end, every run matters. In this format, there is no right or wrong. It's all about the gameplan. Both are good sides (SL and SA), they have played competitive cricket. They have all fought hard despite injuries. That's been the beauty of this tournament.

Brian Lara | Losing captain: It was amazing, I think the crowd had a great time. For both teams to score 200-plus, I think both sides need to be congratulated. It was tough coming back 24 hours later for another game but the guys did well. Deonarine especially. We thought that we could chase down a target with the batting we have. But Yuvraj just put it out of our reach in those final overs. It's been a good two to three weeks. All the best to India for the finals.

A purely nostalgic evening for cricket fans with Lara producing a knock that matched his counterpart Tendulkar's magic. Add to that the mayhem that Yuvraj, Sehwag and Yusuf also created, and it was a real treat to watch with runs being piled on. With the pitch being a belter, the bowlers really hard to be on their toes, as they got carted around. Eventually, India were just a tad better than their opponents who were brilliant till the very end. Don't forget that Lara had been playing with an injured leg all through, and you wouldn't have known that with the way he was running and smashing the ball. He'll rue the loss though, as they were almost there. As for Tendulkar, it's one step away from lifting the trophy and he'll hope that the fielding and bowling can be a bit better in the summit clash.

22:57 Local Time, 17:27 GMT, 22:57 IST: Phew, what a game!! Not sure I'm convinced that this is 2021, seemed like the 90s and early 2000s all over again. What an exhibition it was from Lara, and Deonarine who capitalised fully on the fiery platform that Smith provided. The gigantic powerplay put WI firmly on track and 218 never looked scary at any point. Eventually, as is the case in these high-scoring games, it was one over that turned the tide. Gony in the 18th over was tidy but it was Vinay who really sealed the deal with a riveting 19th over, taking out Lara. He struck again that over and Deonarine remaining off-strike at the start of the 20th over meant that India were almost there. Irfan finished the formalities in the end. But make no mistake, it was a real scare for Tendulkar's men.

WIL: 206-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Irfan Pathan to Benn, no run, India are into the final! An anti-climax of a finish in the end. Slower ball, wider lines and Benn can't connect the clash. Not that it would have mattered

19.5 Irfan Pathan to Benn, 2 runs, fuller and into the pads, whipped away to deep mid-wicket

19.4 Irfan Pathan to Benn, no run, pinpoint yorker, Benn gave the charge early and couldn't dig it out. Chants start in the crowd now

Sulieman Benn, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.3 Irfan Pathan to Deonarine, out Deonarine Run Out!! 1 run completed. Sensational from Vinay! He knew that the second run will be attempted, and fires a flat accurate throw at the keeper's end. Deonarine was always struggling in case of a proper throw and Naman Ojha whips off the bails with the batsman clearly short. The game is done and dusted now, officially. Was a drilled-drive down to long-on and Deonarine obviously wanted the strike back. Perishes in the attempt. What a game Vinay is having! Terrific 19th over and this fielding effort. Deonarine run out (Vinay Kumar/Naman Ojha) 59(44) [4s-5 6s-2]

Irfan Pathan to Deonarine, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

Run out check and I suspect Deonarine is a goner. Yup, clearly short.

Equation | 16 runs | 4 balls. India have one foot in the final. Unless Deonarine produces something extraordinary. Tendulkar and Yuvraj have a word with Irfan. More discussion about the field. Irfan is finally ready.

19.2 Irfan Pathan to Nagamootoo, 1 run, another slower ball and Nagamootoo miscues the loft, well short of long-on

19.1 Irfan Pathan to Nagamootoo, no run, swing and a miss! Dot ball! Slower ball, wider lines and Nagamootoo misses the cut. Can't sneak a bye

Irfan Pathan [3.0-0-44-1] is back into the attack

Mahendra Nagamootoo, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Lara furious in the dugout as the batsmen crossed during the last wicket. Means that Deonarine won't be on strike first ball. Little things that make a big difference. So, 17 needed off the final over. Irfan to bowl.

WIL: 202-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Vinay Kumar to Best, out Caught by Naman Ojha!! Vinay finishes his spell in style! Is this the game-sealing over? Might well be. Best steps out for the slog, doesn't get the length and skies this straight up in the air. Naman Ojha calmly sits under the skier. Top six deliveries for Vinay here, he's put India right back on top. Best c Naman Ojha b Vinay Kumar 2(3)