Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan shared an 85-run partnership. (Photo from twitter account of Road Safety World Series)
India Legends has won the title of Road Safety World Series. India Legends defeated Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs in the final.
The Sri Lankan team started off well to chase the target. Tillakaratne Dilshan (21) and Sanath Jayasuriya (43) added 62 runs for the first wicket. Yusuf Pathan gave the team the first success by dismissing Dilshan. After this, the Sri Lankan team faltered and the score was 91 runs for 4 wickets. After this, Kaushalya Veeratne tried to get the team back by scoring 38 off 15 balls. But it proved insufficient. He was dismissed by Manpreet Goni. Fast bowler Goni conceded just 24 runs in four overs and took one wicket. Yusuf Pathan took two wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs and Irfan Pathan took two wickets for 29 runs.
After losing the first toss, India Legends scored 181 runs for 4 wickets. The team did not have a good start. Virender Sehwag was out with 10 and S Badrinath scored just 7 runs. After this Sachin Tendulkar (30) and Yuvraj Singh (60) added 43 runs for the third wicket. Yuvraj and Yusuf Pathan (62 *) added 85 runs for the fourth wicket. Yuvraj, who came out to bat at number four, scored an innings of 60 runs with the help of four fours and four sixes in 40 balls. Yusuf Pathan, who came out to bat at number five, played well with Yuvraj Singh. Pathan hit Pachasa in just 24 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. He scored 62 runs from 36 balls.
Yuvraj Singh scored 194 runs in the tournament with a strike of 170.Yuvraj Singh batted up a storm in the semi-final match against the West Indies Legends. Yuvraj scored just 49 runs in 20 balls. He hit 6 sixes. He hit 5 sixes in just 7 balls. At the same time, Yuvraj scored 52 not out off 22 balls against South Africa Legends. In this innings, he hit 2 fours and 6 sixes. He scored 194 runs in 7 matches of the tournament at a strike rate of 170.