11 Oct 2013

Yuvraj helps India to win over Australia

11:13 am on 11 October 2013

Yuvraj Singh has returned to the world cricket stage in the grandest of fashion, steering India to a six-wicket victory over Australia with a masterful 77 in the one-off Twenty20 clash in Rajkot.

The Australians will feel like they let a victory slip away after reducing India to 100 for 4 in their pursuit of the 202 target.

Australia had posted 201 for seven on the back of an excellent 89 from Aaron Finch.

The 31-year-old Singh, who has not played international cricket since January as he regained form and fitness following a cancer battle last year, started slowly but hit top gear when it mattered as India reached 202 for 4.

He flicked the switch with India requiring 87 runs from seven overs - taking 18 off one Clint McKay over.

Singh finished with eight boundaries and five sixes in the whirlwind 35-ball knock - his highest international T20 score.