Pietersen and Co. hand Bangladesh big defeat
The Kevin Pietersen-led England Legends have handed their Bangladeshi counterparts a huge 7-wicket defeat in the seventh match of the ongoing Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21 on Sunday (March 7).
With this victory, England Legends now have four points after their first match. They are standing third in the points table.
Chasing an easy 114-run target, the English side managed to finish the match in just 14 overs, with 7 wickets still intact.
Pietersen led the charge with bat, scoring 42 runs off just 17 balls. His onslaught included 7 fours and 1 six. Coming to open the innings, he was ably supported by wicketkeeper-batsman Phil Mustard, with whom he shared 46-run stand in 3.4 overs.
Mustard scored 27 runs off 16 balls, including 4 fours and a six. Darren Maddy remained till the end, scoring 32 of 32 balls with a four and a six.
For Bangladesh, Alamgir Kabir picked up with wicket of Mustard, while captain Mohammad Rafique finished with figures of two for 31, owning the prized wicket of Pietersen.
Earlier in the match after being sent to bat first, Bangladesh Legends struggled throughout their innings and eventually posted a paltry total of 113 for five.
Mohammad Nazimuddin, who top-scored for his side against India, scored 12 off 14 balls with 3 fours in this match. Apart from him, only Hassan Sarkar (13 off 9) among Bangladesh’s top five could reach the double digits.
But in the end, it was wicketkeeper-batsman Khaled Mashud and Mushfiqur Rahman, who brought the Bangladeshis some respite.
Mashud was slow but steady in his approach, and scored 31 off 39 balls with the help of 3 fours before retiring hurt. Rahman, on the other hand, stayed till the end, making 30 off 26 with 4 fours.
For the English team, Chris Tremlett took two, giving away only 10 runs in his two overs. Monty Panesar, Ryan Jay Sidebottom and Schofield took one wicket apiece.
Brief scores: Bangladesh Legends 113 for five in 20 overs (Rahman 31*, Mashud 30; Tremlett 2/10) lost to England Legends 117 for three in 14 overs (Pietersen 42, Maddy 32*; Rafique 2/31) by 7 wickets.