Digital Desk, Raipur. In the Road Safety World Series match, England Legends defeated Bangladesh Legends by seven wickets on Sunday. In the match played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, England Legends captain Kevin Pietersen won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh, batting first, scored 113 runs for five wickets in 20 overs, in response to which England team scored 117 for three in 14 overs thanks to Pietersen’s innings of 42 runs in 17 balls.
Bangladesh started off to bat first after losing the toss and Bangladesh lost four wickets for just 45 runs. The first blow to Bangladesh was bowled by Mohammed Nazimuddin by Ryan J Sideboatom. Nazimuddin scored 12 runs off 14 balls with the help of three fours. Soon after, Chris Tremlett bowled Javed Omar. Javed scored five runs. Tremlett then dismissed Hanan Sarkar (13) and Monty Panesar lbw to Nafees Iqbal, who stunned Bangladesh’s innings.
By the time Bangladesh recovered from these tremors, Chris Scofield struck a fifth blow to Bangladesh, dismissing Rajin Saleh. Saleh scored five runs. After this Mushfiqur Rahman led the innings with Khaled Mashud. A good partnership was going on between the two when Mashood retired from the field after retiring and could not get down to bat again. Mashud scored 31 runs off 39 balls with three fours. In Bangladesh’s innings, Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 30 from 26 balls with four fours and Mohammad Rafique two runs. Tremlett took two wickets, Panesar one, Sideboatom one and Scofield took one wicket for England.
Pietersen and Phil Mustard gave England a good start to chase down the target. However, Alamgir Kabir broke the partnership by dismissing Mustard. Mustard scored 27 runs off 16 balls with the help of four fours and a six. After this, Pietersen batted quickly but Rafiq bowled Pietersen and gave England the second blow. After this, Rafiq lbw Scofield. Scofield scored five runs. For Bangladesh, Rafiq took two and Kabir took one wicket.