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Twitter Reactions: Yuvraj Singh scores the 14th ODI century leading Indian fight back

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Men in Blue were in trouble in Cuttack; their top three were back in the pavilion in just 4.4 overs and all they had on the board was 22 runs. Yuvraj Singh was already in the middle and was joined by the former skipper MS Dhoni. The duo had on numerous occasions in the past bailed Team India out of such situations and led fight backs and the team now depended on them to stabilize the innings and at the same time not let the Brits dominate the proceedings.

Yuvraj opted for the aggressive approach and played his shots from the very first ball. He drove, pulled and flicked the balls to the boundary. After the initial burst from Chris Woakes who scalped all the three wickets, there was nothing much the English bowlers could challenge them with. The first change bowler Jake Ball bowled to their strength and he took him on, their only spinner Moeen Ali could make little impact either.

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Liam Plunkett and Ben Stokes were also ordinary and by that time MS Dhoni who initially took his time got going as well. The duo was now in a position of authority while the bowlers had to work their way to tackle the partnership. Yuvraj continued to be the aggressor and displayed an array of shots, for most part of his knock he continued to deal in boundaries, once he got to his half century the intensity was better as was his confidence.

The Yuvraj-Dhoni show brought India back into the game and having maintained a healthy strike rate right through they were looking at a big score. The southpaw got to his century, the 14th of his ODI career and the 44,000 odd people who turned up in the Barabati Stadium were on their feet.

It was a treat to the eyes to watch vintage Yuvi in his flow and Dhoni had meanwhile also got to his half century and the gears were changing now. The team total was over 200, pretty safely placed and they were taking more risks now.

Yuvi continued to hammer the bowlers and is converting it into a much bigger knock. Here is how Twitter reacted to his century.

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