Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Yuvraj's Century against Australia
It was the turn of two India Test discards — opener Wasim Jaffer and captain Yuvraj Singh — to make an emphatic statement about their batting skills even as the four-day cricket match between Board President’s XI and Australia ended in a tame draw at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.

In the morning session, Jaffer 93 (279 minutes, 159b, 12x4) and Yuvraj 113 (208 minutes, 143b, 7x4, 7x6) flayed the Australian attack during their 200-run stand for the third wicket off 269 balls in batsmen-friendly conditions.

The lone exception was fast bowler Stuart Clark, who with emphasis on accuracy and the ability to bring the ball either way, picked up three wickets in the 13 overs he bowled.

It was a virtual batting feast with a charged up Yuvraj hitting Brett Lee over extra-cover for a six and then picking the hapless off-spinner Jason Krejza for rough treatment, hitting two fours and three sixes off him.

In one over, Yuvraj hit the slow bowler into the stands at long-off, then swept to the fence and hit another big six over long-on to reach 99. He reached his century with a nonchalant pull off Krejza into the stands, but soon perished going for a drive on the off-side, only to be caught behind off Clark.

Resource :- http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/06/stories/2008100656561900.htm
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