Saturday, November 15, 2008

Yuvraj's Knock Led Big Victory to India over England

Yuvraj seemed to have no mercy over England bowlers in the first One-day international of the first India England ODI series at Rajkot. 4's and 6's were raining like hell. Yuvraj’s splendid knock of 138 of 78 balls led to a 158 rout by India beating England. Yuvraj’s knock which included 16 fours and 6 sixes was reminiscent of his T20 knock in 2007 Twenty 20 world cup in South Africa.

Yuvrajs exhilarating century was the quickest century in ODIs against England and the second fastest century by any Indian in this format of the game. Pietersen had nothing but admiration for Yuvraj later said that "If you stand and watch an innings like Yuvraj played and Sehwag you have just got to take your hat off to the way they played”. Yuvraj who batted with a runner because of a back injury during the early part of his innings scored his ninth one-day century. This innings was one of Yuvraj’s finest innings ever in the format of the game. Yuvraj later said "I've had a couple of bad months with not being in the Test side but I am coming back to my best and to hit a knock like that was a good effort".

Such a knock from Yuvraj was long overdue and no better way to come back in form from a couple of months of unsuccessful stretch. Yuvraj who scored 100 of his 138 runs in boundaries really got going after the power play was taken after 34 overs. Yuvraj lifted Andrew Flintoff with an elegant six down the ground and then he started his brute force attack getting to fifty from only 38 balls. At that time the stage was set for Yuvraj, his confidence and form seemed to back with a vengeance and he raced from 50 to 100 in just 22 balls and his last 37 runs were scored in 13 balls. This indeed was one of the finest knocks I had ever witnessed so much not for me for Yuvi himself.



Fantasy Cricket said...

Yuvraj recalled in the test team

I'm so glad Yuvraj Singh has been recalled in the test team! He's been a dynamite in the ODIs and is in great shape. He sure will get himself a permanent place in the Indian test team. I'm no selector on the board but in my fantasy cricket team Yuvi will always have a place for sure. I played the India England ODIs on Indian Fantasy League and did well – Yuvi did not let me down and I hope for the same in the India England test matches! Check out my team on –

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Priyanka said...

Yuvraj Singh is the strength of Indian cricket team. Yuvraj gives good performance in all part of game like: batting, bowling and fielding too. He has the caliber of hit the sex consecutive sixes.

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What a fantastic knock by Yuvraj. 138 from 78 is just outstanding. He is indeed a fine player to watch and I hope there are more exciting innings like this one in the future.

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