27 Jun 2009

India beat West Indies in ODI

11:42 am on 27 June 2009

Yuvraj Singh made up for the absence of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina with an explosive century as his team beat the West Indies by 20 runs in Kingston Jamaica.

His 131 from 102 balls, which contributed to a substantial partnership with Dinesh Karthik, helped India recover from a shaky start to post a match-winning total of 339 on a pitch and outfield which were on the slower side.

West Indies chased well but none of their batsmen combined aggression with longevity, a blend that made Yuvraj's innings so devastating.

Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul all made starts, with Gayle making 37 off 33 balls, Sarwan 45 from 42 and Chanderpaul 63 from 59.