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6 times Yuvraj Singh saved India from a humiliating loss

  • A look at some of the best innings played by Yuvraj Singh under immense pressure.
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Modified 12 Dec 2018, 20:14 IST

#4 India vs Sri Lanka, Coca-Cola Cup, Colombo, 2001

India faced Sri Lanka in the 8th match of the tri-series, in which New Zealand was the third team. Being 4 down for 36, India were hoping for a miracle in the must-win match.

Yuvraj again stood up for Team India and scored a magnificent 98 not out. He stitched together major partnerships with Rahul Dravid, who scored 47, and Reetinder Singh Sodhi, who scored a vital 30.

Yuvraj was adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning knock which was his second after the one he won on his debut.

#3 India vs Zimbabwe, Videocon tri-series, Harare, 2005

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

India faced Zimbabwe in 6th match of the tri-series, with New Zealand being the third side of the tournament. Zimbabwe scored 250 batting first, with Charles Coventry being the highest scorer for the hosts.

Chasing 251, India at one point were 4 down for 36 with Sehwag, Ganguly, Dravid and Kaif being sent back to the dugout. Venu Gopal Rao joined Yuvraj Singh in the middle and the two of them continued the proceedings for the Indian team.

Rao had scored 27 runs when India lost their 5th wicket on 91. The next batsman joining him was MS Dhoni, alongside whom Yuvraj made a terrific middle order batting pair.

Yuvraj completed his century in 105 balls and at the other end Dhoni scored a calm and composed 50. Together they both wrote the script of India's brilliant chase, helping the team win the match by 4 wickets.


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