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Yuvraj Singh got out without giving any significant contribution for his IPL team Pune Warriors India in their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Yuvraj managed to score just two runs and was dismissed by the leg spinner Amit Mishra. Yuvraj’s wicket was the big moment in that match. After that wicket, PWI lost the momentum and the match slipped away from their hands.
Earlier, the new PWI skipper Angelo Mathews invited Sunrisers to bat first after winning the toss.
The PWI bowlers didn’t let his captain down. They bowled magnificently and stopped the Sunrisers at a modest total of 126.
In reply, PWI began well and their opening pair built a 36-run stand. But, once Thisara Perera and Amit Mishra came into the attack, the run scoring became tough.
Perera was bowling a great length and he was the one who gave Sunrisers the first breakthrough. Robin Uthappa edged a leg cutter and the ball went to Parthiv Patel who accepted it gleefully.
Just after 10 balls, Samuels was in the dugout as well. He tried to guide the ball towards third man, but, he ended up guiding it straight into the hands of Cameron White who was at first slip.
These two quick wickets brought Yuvraj onto the field. The Pune supporters were hoping to see some massive hits from their star batsman, but, that didn’t happen. Yuvraj was done by a good delivery from Amit Mishra.
The legie saw him coming down the track and he bowled it slightly towards the leg stump. The turn on the ball took it further outside the leg stump and Yuvraj missed it completely. Parthiv Patel had enough time to take the bails off.
After Yuvraj’s departure, the rest of Pune wickets fell in a hurry and they were dismissed on just 104 runs.
Amit Mishra and Dale Steyn took three wickets each for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Yuvraj Singh has said that the upcoming test series between India and Australia is going to be an exciting one.
Yuvraj has not been included in the Indian squad for the first couple of test matches.
When asked about his thoughts on the upcoming test series, Yuvraj said, “It’s going to be a fantastic series. Both the teams are going through transitional phase and both the teams have got some exciting young talents. So, I am really looking forward to this series. Hopefully, the Indian team will perform well.”
When asked about the weakness of the Australian batsmen against spin bowling, Yuvraj said, “They don’t play spin bowling in Australia that much, but, not all of their batsmen are weak against spin bowling. They have got Michael Clarke who I think is one of the best players of spin in the world. Also, they have got Shane Watson who is also a decent player of spin. If these two players get going, they can do a lot of damage.”
“Before the test series against England, many people were saying that the England players can’t play spin well. But, they handled our spinners pretty well. The Australian players can also do the same. We can’t take them lightly. We will have to bowl very well to get them out twice in a test match.”
When asked about the selection of his Punjab team mate Harbhajan Singh in the Indian team for the first two test matches, Yuvraj said, “I am very happy for Bhajji. He is a world class off spinner and he has done well in the domestic matches recently. So, his selection was an obvious one. I hope that he would get a playing opportunity in the first test match.”
Yuvraj Singh was again dismissed by James Tredwell in the third ODI match between India and England played at Ranchi. This was the third time that the English off spinner took Yuvraj’s wicket in the ongoing series.
In Ranchi ODI, Yuvraj came to bat when India was in a very good position. India needed just 78 runs in almost 32 overs with 8 wickets in hand. It was not a tough ask for the Indian team at all. Yuvraj came onto the field and was aggressive right from the outset. He came down the track against Tredwell and hit him inside out over cover for his first boundary.
Thereafter, Bresnan bowled a few short deliveries to Yuvraj, but, those short deliveries were not well directed and Yuvraj didn’t have any problem in negotiating them. He pulled one over midwicket for a four and then, cut one through point for a couple.
Jade Dernbach tried to deceive Yuvraj with a slower delivery, but, Yuvraj was up to the task. He drove that ball powerfully through extra cover for another boundary. The next ball Dernbach bowled was a short one, but, it didn’t rise that much and Yuvraj sent it outside the boundary again, this time through square leg.
It seemed that Yuvraj would see team India home along with Virat Kohli who was also playing brilliantly at the other end. But, that wasn’t the case to be. When India was just 12 runs away from victory, Yuvraj got out. It was a flighted delivery from Tredwell and Yuvraj thought that it would go straight on with the arm. But, he was wrong. The ball turned and went past Yuvraj’s bat to hit the stumps. Yuvraj faced 21 deliveries and scored 30 runs with the help of 6 boundaries.