Yuvraj Singh scored his maiden ODI century: The previous Indian all-rounder ended a 70-match lengthy watch for an ODI century.
On at the present time in 2003, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh ended a three-year wait to achieve the three-figure mark for the primary time in ODIs.
India, who have been enjoying for the primary time put up the ICC Cricket World cup 2003, included two debutants in opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and seamer Aavishkar Salvi within the first match of the TVS Cup in opposition to South Africa in Dhaka.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 as captain Sourav Ganguly’s (30) substitute, Yuvraj’s maiden ODI century got here in a rescue act which powered India to restoration from 172/6 to 276/10 in 49.three overs.
Yuvraj placed on show first indicators of aggression in opposition to Bangladesh spinner Sanwar Hossain by hitting him down the bottom for a six within the 34th over. Having hit boundaries off Alok Kapali and Mohammad Rafique, Yuvraj continued to punish the host spinners.
On the second supply of the 43rd over, the left-hand batsman ran a single off Bangladesh seamer Tapash Baisya to finish his 13th ODI half-century. Having obtained his eye in, Yuvraj hit Rafique for 2 sixes and a 4 within the following over to propel India to a aggressive complete.
A 92-run partnership for the seventh wicket alongside Ajit Agarkar (20) performed a pivotal function within the Indian innings. Regardless of that, Yuvraj was in a race in opposition to time to finish his century as India continued to lose wickets.
It was on the primary supply of the final over that Yuvraj hit Bangladesh all-rounder Khalel Mahmud for a 4 by means of the covers to achieve his century.
Yuvraj Singh scored his maiden ODI century
Having scored 102* (85) with the assistance of 9 fours and 4 sixes, the southpaw top-scored for India by an extended margin.
Yuvraj, who was 21 at the moment, had scored 1,529 runs in 70 ODIs at a mean of 29.40 and a strike fee of 83.23 earlier than scoring his first ODI century. Having obtained immense assist underneath Ganguly, it was in all probability the identical purpose why he lately underneath Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
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