Tuesday 16 January 2018

Cricket: Yuvraj saves nervy India

India have one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals after clinching a shaky five-wicket victory over the Netherlands yesterday, but they needed a calming half-century from all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to seal the win.

Yuvraj saved the tournament favourites from a precarious position at 99-4, guiding them to 191-5 and past Netherlands' 189 all out for an ultimately comfortable win after the Dutch had given the mighty Indians a scare.

Group B's bottom team had glimpsed a huge shock when left-arm spinner Pieter Seelaar took three wickets in nine balls -- dismissing Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan in the same over.

Virat Kohli was then bowled by Peter Borren as India slipped into trouble, before Yuvraj led the recovery with his third half-century of the tournament.

Irish Independent

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