road safety world series: Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan star as Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends win Road Safety World Series title | Cricket News
All-rounder Yusuf Pathan starred in the team’s victory with an unbeaten 62 and two wickets for 26 runs, which restricted Sri Lanka to 167/7 in 20 overs while chasing 182 on Sunday night.
Swashbuckling opener Sanath Jayasuriya scored 43 while skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan perished cheaply for 21.
WOW 🤩 …. ECSTATIC… Over the Moon! Well played #TeamIndia! 🎉🏏#RoadSafetyWorldSeries https://t.co/PIWF2ONQv0
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1616355232000
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf went on a rampage, slamming half centuries to see India Legends post a competitive 181/4.
Yuvraj made 60 off 41 balls with four boundaries and as many sixes, while Yusuf remained unbeaten on 62 in 36 balls, with four boundaries and five sixes.
Apart from the two, legendary batsman and skipper Sachin Tendulkar got a classy 30, which included five boundaries.
Well done youngsters !!! 🤪🤪🤪 congratulations #indian legends @sachin_rt @virendersehwag @MohammadKaif… https://t.co/kxJdNgUf67
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1616352420000
For the Lankans, none of the bowlers were impressive as Rangana Herath, Sanath Jayasuriya, Farveez Maharoof and Kaushalya Weeraratne took one wicket each.
India lost their first wicket in the third over itself when Virender Sehwag was castled by Rangana Herath.
In the next over, Tendulkar swept Dilshan for back-to-back boundaries, before S Badrinath was trapped in front of the wicket by Jayasuriya.
Was fun to play the #RoadSafetyWorldSeries2021 and to spend time in the park with friends and winning the tournamen… https://t.co/xydLh2CLFd
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1616350890000
Yuvraj got a classy boundary off Dhammika Prasad before the two went silent for the next few overs.
Yuvraj then smacked Dilshan for two sixes and by the end of 10th over, India were 77/2.
Even after so many years, nothing compares to that winning feeling! #champions #teamwork #roadsafetyworldseries https://t.co/PTXCpLMpDC
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1616350706000
Brief scores: India Legends 181/4 (Yusuf Pathan 62*, Yuvraj Singh 60) beat Sri Lanka legends 167/7 (Sanath Jayasuriya 43, Chinthaka Jayasinghe 40; Yusuf Pathan 2/26) by 14 runs.
Ye team Hai apni🙌 #india https://t.co/pno0yZX4WD
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1616366004000
What a game of cricket! Thrilled to be a part of the champion team. This victory will be remembered for a long time… https://t.co/gVnU1GTNiW
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) 1616350676000
Champion team, champion stuff 🤗❤️ @IndiaLegends1 #RoadSafetyWorldSeries https://t.co/slBIlIwYUu
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) 1616355465000
Was fun to be on the park again #RoadSafetyWorldSeries2021 #Champions https://t.co/R91tUKcTKP
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) 1616353890000