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Man of the match

Young Yuvraj Singh came in at a crucial juncture in the Indian chase after both Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar had fallen.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2002 20:27 IST
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Young Yuvraj Singh came in at a crucial juncture in the Indian chase after both Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar had fallen.

The attacking left-hander displayed tremendous maturity to play a match-winning knock in the company of vice-captain Rahul Dravid.

In the England innings Yuvraj also claimed three wickets with his left-arm spin to emerge as the man-of-the-match.

Yuvraj was helped by vice-captain Rahul Dravid, who himself may have been a strong contender for the Man of the Match.

Dravid, who shared a 131-run match-winning partnership with Yuvraj was content to give his younger partner most of the bowling by rotating the strike.

Yuvraj’s contribution to the Indian victory was not his batting alone. He accounted for three wickets in the England innings, while bowling slow left arm spin.

He got the crucial wickets of the England skipper Nasser Hussain, all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and Graham Thorpe in his seven-over spell giving away 39 runs.

First Published: Jun 30, 2002 20:27 IST