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Yuvraj's double ton puts RoI in total control

Dashing batsman Yuvraj Singh hits an unbeaten double ton for Rest of India against Mumbai in the Irani trophy.

October 4, 2010, 9:20 PM IST
Yuvraj's double ton puts RoI in total control

Jaipur: Out of the Indian Test team, dashing batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday hit an unbeaten double ton, showing signs of regaining form, as Rest of India set an improbable target of 782 runs for Mumbai to win on the penultimate day of the Irani Trophy match.

Mumbai were at 79 for no loss, with opener Sushant Marathe retired hurt after injuring his finger, when stumps were drawn on the fourth day at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

RoI captain Yuvraj, who looked in sublime touch during his unbeaten innings of 204, hit 10 exquisite boundaries and clobbered five sixes.

Resuming the day at the individual score of 10 and team total of 45 for one, the stylish left-hander did not commit any mistakes and reached the 200 mark with a boundary at midwicket.

Yuvraj was ably supported by Mukund (63) and S Badrinath (61).

He was in such authority that he plundered over 190 runs in just two sessions, with Rest of India declaring at 387 for three at tea.

This left Mumbai, which already suffered a 394 runs deficit in the first innings, to chase a victory target of 782 runs. The team's cause was not helped by the listless performance of its bowlers, with Ramesh Powar being the most successful with two scalps.

Mumbai, Ranji champions 39 times, suffered a blow when Marathe injured his finger and had to retire hurt. He was taken to hospital for medical consultation.

Wasim Jaffer (46) and Ajinkya Rahane (21), who were at the crease at the draw of stumps, will have to bat sensibly on Tuesday to save the match.

Brief scorecard:

Rest of India: 668 and 387/3 dec. (Yuvraj Singh 204 not out, A Mukund 63, S Badrinath 61; R Powar 75/2, D Kulkarni 79/1)

Mumbai: 274 and 79/0 (W Jaffer 46 not out, A Rahane 21 not out).

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