After 6 years of long wait and a very hard struggle, the left-handed hard hitter from team India, Yuvraj Singh has finally smashed a massive century against England on January 19 in Cuttack. This was Yuvi’s first 100 after the 2011 world cup which he had scored against West Indies in Chennai.
Yuvi reached the 100th milestones in just 98 balls. He came in at number 5 after Shikhar Dhawan was toppled in a bowl by Chris Woakes and was bowled after scoring 15 in 11 balls and the squad was decreased to 25/3.
With this century, Yuvi not only scored 14th ton of his career but also surpassed ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring most runs in ODIs against England. Sachin had scored 1455 runs in ODI against England, which was the highest by any Indian in ODIs, but in today’s match, Yuvi left Tendulkar behind after scoring a total of 1478 runs in 35 innings against England. In addition, Yuvraj now also holds the record of highest individual runs scored against England in an inning – 150 runs off 125 balls.
His innings played a vital role in bringing the Indian innings back on track. England had won the toss and decided to bowl first. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan did start India off on to a brisk start but Rahul was dismissed by Chris Woakes in the third over. The real blow came four balls later when skipper Virat was caught in the slips. Dhawan was dismissed shortly thereafter by Woakes himself and India were tottering at 25/3.
And, this was the knock which led Yuvi reach his 100 of 98 balls
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2017