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Yuvraj Singh's glorious journey to the 300th ODI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 June 2017, 11:59 IST

India and Bangladesh are gearing up to play the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on 15 June. Pakistan has already qualified for final after defeating England by eight wickets.

While the two Asian teams will fight to book their place in the final, all the eyes in this match will be on Yuvraj Singh as the left-handed batsman will play his 300th ODI match.

Other than Yuvi, only four Indians had played more than 300 matches so far.It must have been an unforgettable journey for Yuvi and also his ardent fans.

Here is the list of his top 5 performance in ODI.

1- 150 vs England, 2017

In his second comeback innings after a gap of three years, Yuvraj Singh has hit 150 runs off 127 balls against England in Cuttack. This is considered as his one of the best hundreds in One-Day Internationals.

2- 139 vs Australia, 2004

While playing in Sydney in the VB series in the year 2004, Yuvraj hit a glorious 139 runs against Australia, which is without any doubt his exceptional inning outside India. In this match not only he stabilized Indian inning but also banged Ian Harvey for 22 runs in the penultimate over taking the score to 296.

3- 138* vs England, 2006

During a seven-match series versus England, it had been almost a year since Yuvi's last ODI hundred. So Yuvraj Singh picked a very good moment to change that anomaly. Despite the fact he came at number 4 to play, he scored 138 runs just in 76 balls that contained 16 fours and six sixes.

4- 107 v Pakistan, 2006

Who can ever forget Yuvi's first ODI hundred against India's arch-rival Pakistan in 2006. Yuvraj Singh played an inning 107 runs off 93 balls in one of the matches for which he received the Man of the Match award. India had won that five-match ODI series and the star of the series was Yuvraj Singh.

 

5- 118 and 4/28 v England, 2008

In the second one-day match of India vs England series in 2008 at Indore, Yuvraj Singh proved by his performance why he can't be replaced. Not just by bat, but in this match, Yuvi contributed with ball as well in the team’s 54 runs win. In this match, Yuvi scored 118 runs as well as took four crucial wickets for India including Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen.

There have been numerous occasion when Yuvraj Singh proved to a gem for team India. The player had displayed unmatchable skills and is widely considered as the architect of India's World Cup 2011 win.

First published: 15 June 2017, 11:59 IST
 
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