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Monday, November 17, 2008

Yuvraj beat England

Yuvraj celebrates after second century at Indore as India beat England by 54 runs to go 2-0 in ongoing Hero Honda 7 match series.
India 292-9 (50 overs) bt England 238 (47 overs) by 54 runs
Another magnificent display from Yuvraj Singh saw India beat England in Indore to claim a 2-0 lead in the seven-match one-day international series. Stuart Broad (4-55) reduced India to 29-3 but Yuvraj (118), Gautam Gambhir (70) and later Yusuf Pathan (50 not out off 29 balls) helped them post 292-9.
Kevin Pietersen (33) and Andrew Flintoff (43) gave England hope of an unlikely win but both fell to Yuvraj.
The 26-year-old took 4-28 as England were 238 all out, a defeat by 54 runs. The tourists must take heart from an improved performance following their 158-run loss in Rajkot but they will find it difficult to work their way back into the series against a side far superior to them with bat, ball and in the field. While India could hardly have hit a richer vain of form, England's 4-0 win against South Africa is now a distant memory. England lost the toss and were handed the ball on a cracked pitch that was expected to favour the team batting first. But India should have lost Gambhir with the very first delivery when Samit Patel collected at short mid-wicket only to send his throw wide of the stumps from close range. Gambhir and Virender Sehwag were struggling to cope with the movement James Anderson was generating off the seam and, still in the first over, the paceman beat Gambhir's outside edge and almost bowled Sehwag via an inside edge. Sehwag would not be so fortunate in Broad's first over and when his inside edge was clipped for a second time in as many overs there would be no let off. Broad, who returned demoralising figures of 0-74 from his 10 overs in Rajkot, was steaming in with new-found confidence and aggression, his varying pace and length denying Suresh Raina the opportunity to settle. The 22-year-old Nottinghamshire seamer pitched the fourth ball of his second over on a good length and Raina succeeded only in chipping to Patel and short square leg.

1 comments:

seema gupta November 17, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

" wowwwwwwwwwwwwww great moment of victory.."

regards

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