GT20 - Yuvraj Singh's explosive half-century not enough to down top-dweller Brampton Wolves
After looking a bit rusty in the first match, Yuvraj has kept improving in the tournament and his famous bat swing seemed to be back in this game as he clobbered three fours and five sixes to bring up his maiden Global T20 half-century.
Brampton Wolves 222-6
Toronto Nationals 211-7
Brampton Wolves won by 11 runs
Batting first, each of Brampton Wolves' top four fired, the top scorer being George Munsey who smashed 66 runs off just 36 deliveries. If that was not enough, Babar Hayat struck the Toronto Nationals where it pained the most as he raced to 48 off just 18 deliveries at a strike rate of 266.
The match was actually lost by the Nationals' bowlers who conceded 222 runs. Jeremy Gordon was their most expensive bowler and gave as many as 64 runs from his four overs. The only bowler with some respectable figures was Salman Nazar who went for 20 from his three overs.
After a decent start from openers Rodrigo Thomas and Brendon McCullum, it was Yuvraj Singh's half-century which put the Wolves' under real pressure. Yuvraj clobbered three fours and five sixes to bring up his maiden Global T20 half-century which came at a strike rate of over 230.
After looking a bit rusty in the first match, Yuvraj has kept improving in the tournament and his famous bat swing seemed to be back in this game.
Although Brendon McCullum, Yuvraj Singh and Heinrich Klaasen tried their best to chase down the total, it ultimately proved out of Toronto's reach.
Toronto Nationals- Brendon McCullum, Rodrigo Thomas, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Ravinderpal Singh, Mark Montfort, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan
Brampton Wolves- Lendl Simmons, George Munsey, Colin Munro, Nitish Kumar, Babar Hayat, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Cecil Pervez, Ish Sodhi, Abraash Khan, Nawab Singh
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