All-rounder Yusuf Pathan starred with an unbeaten half-century and two wickets as the Sachin Tendulkar-captained India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs in the final to win in the inaugural season of the Road Safety World Series T20 tournament in Raipur on Sunday.
India Legends scored 181 for 4 in 20 overs after Tillakaratne Dilshan & Co won the toss and opted to field. In reply, the Sri Lankan side was restricted to 167 for 7 handing a terrific victory to Tendulkar & Co. Pathan’s two for 26 helped restrict Sri Lanka to 167/7 in 20 overs while they chased a target of 182 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium. Sanath Jayasuriya top-scored with 43 while captain Tillakratne Dilshan failed to click this time, scoring just 21. Earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan took the fans back in the old days as the duo stitched a crucial 85-run stand for the fourth wicket. Yuvraj scored a 41-ball 60 with the help of four maximums and as many boundaries. His innings came to an end in the penultimate over as he was caught by Farveez Maharoof in the deep off Kaushalya Weeraratne.