Yuvraj Singh has finally arrived at the Global T20 Canada. He gave a glimpse of his attacking prowess in Toronto Nationals' second game against Edmonton Royals, but the southpaw turned on the show in style in his side's third match last night. Yuvraj Singh smashed five sixes, scoring a fifty in just 22 balls against Brampton Royals.
However, his innings wasn't enough to take the Nationals over the finishing line, as they fell short by 11 runs.
Yuvraj forged a 75-run partnership with Heinrich Klaasen after Brendon McCullum and Rodrigo Thomas put the Nationals off to a bright start. Klassen scored 35, but the dismissal of the duo ended the side's hopes of a comeback.
The Toronto Nationals' captain displayed a variety of strokes throughout his innings, including his trademark pull towards the deep square-leg.
Edmonton Royals' captain, Colin Munro described Yuvraj's innings as an 'unbelievable knock'.
"The match was a lot closer, Yuvi played an unbelievable knock, put us under pressure. We batted well at the start, they came back well, but we got enough runs on the board. Were under pressure in the chase, but did well to come out on top," said Munro.
Earlier, Yuvraj made significant contributions on the field in the first innings as well. He took two catches to dismiss Lendl Simmons and George Munsey, and also took a wicket of Nitish Kumar. He was also involved in a run-out dismissal of Shahid Afridi.