Yuvraj Singh guides India into last four of World Cup at Australia's expense
INDIA dumped defending champions Australia out of the World Cup to set up a mouth-watering semi-final against Pakistan.
Yuvraj Singh was the star, hitting an unbeaten 57 to guide his side to a five-wicket win after Ricky Ponting’s century had put Australia in a strong position.
Ponting scored 104 off 118 balls as the Australians made 260-6. After half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir, India reached their target with 14 balls remaining thanks to Yuvraj and Suresh Raina (34no).
India captain MS Dhoni said: “Those were the two guys who needed to score the runs. With Yuvraj going well I thought we’d make it.
“It was about managing the pressure as well as the technical aspects. We didn’t bowl as well as we needed to but we competed hard.”
The Aussie innings was built around Ponting’s knock of 104 but the captain was not happy with the team’s effort in the field. He said: “260 was a reasonable total but the bowling wasn’t what we needed.
“With 15 overs to go it was really touch-and-go but Yuvraj and Raina played well. We needed to get into their tail and we were unable to do that.”
Source - http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/2011/03/25/yuvraj-singh-guides-india-into-last-four-of-world-cup-at-australia-s-expense-115875-23014204/
Tags - yuvraj singh world cup 2011, yuvraj singh, india vs australia wc 2011, yuvraj singh in world cup 2011, yuvraj singh girlfriend, aanchal kumar