From a distant Yuvraj’s contribution may not seem like a game changing one but a closer introspection reveals the difference it made to India’s final total. India were 154/3 in 17.1 overs when a yet-to-be-settled Yuvraj got the duty to score off death over specialist Chris Jordan – 5 balls later India were staring at 200. Yuvraj struck 3 sixes and a boundary to take 24 runs off that Jordan over.
The first one -- A fuller length delivery on the middle stump and Yuvraj deposited it some 2-3 rows back in the stands over long on for a maximum. The second one went in the same direction, slightly flatter but the result the same. The third one – a flick over square leg which landed just inside the rope and finally another beautiful extension of the arms straight over the bowlers head, third six of the over.
For the record Yuvraj score 27 off just 10 balls to help India post a massive 202/6
First Published: 02 Feb 2017 11:20 PM