Team India after a horror start
Yuvraj hits century
19.01.2017 12:06:56 – Yuvraj hits century,Team India after a horror start India 25-3 (5 ovs) vs England. After Woakes claims 3 quick wickets to leave India in tatters:
with the bat.
KL Rahul to open the innings along with Shikhar Dhawan, with Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey waiting on the sidelines. Chris Woakes to bowl the first over of the match. A cracking start for India as Rahul crashes the first ball he faces through the covers for a four and then turns the fifth ball on the leg side for one and Dhawan also takes a quick single to get off the mark. Dhawan out after he throws his bat at a wide and an inside edge which goes back on his stumps.Woakes strikes with the first ball of the second over. Rahul is squared up as he looks to defend one which moves away but gets an edge which is nicely taken by the second slip fielder. Rahul is dismissed for five for his second successive failure in the series. Skipper Virat Kohli in middle as England look to try something different for the in-form right-hander by employing a 7-2 field with men packed on the off-side.
Kohli taps the first ball straight back past the bowler for a boundary to get off the mark in smashing fashion. Two balls later he repeats the shot as Woakes again overpitches for another delightful boundary straight down the ground. This is already looking ominous for England with Kohli getting the middle of the bat right from the start.
But Woakes stuns the crowd into complete silence with the BIG BIG wicket of Kohli, who goes after a wide full delivery but gets an edge as Stokes brilliant catch to his left at second slip. A strange shot from Kohli who intially thought it was a yorker and tries to defend but ends up playing a nothing shot to get the edge. Dhawan is bowled for 11 to leave India in tatters at 25 for three in the fifth over. England bowling short at Yuvraj which on this slow track is sitting up nicely for the left-hander. He pulls Ball twice over midwicket with relative ease for two boundaries in the 36th over as the runs continue to flow for the Indians. This is yuvraj 14th ODI ton has made difference to the team regain strength. Yuvraj slams century, India on course for a huge score: India 226-3 (37 ovs) vs England. Yuvraj hits consecutive fours against Ball as India reach 237/3 in 38 ovs. Dhoni has reached 81.Y Singh (132), 6 runs, 244/3 in 38.2 Overs.India has thus come back from the tattered opening start with solid inning to finish at the end.
With Yuvraj batting 145 an another ten overs left will he score double tons is matter of Yuvraj patients and Dhoni scoring his ton. Yuvraj, excellent a flat six. Rarity to see in ODI cricket.
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