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With ton, Yuvraj surpasses Sehwag

Yuvi's scintillating innings against Eng in the Goa ODI adds another feather in his cap, writes Rajneesh Gupta.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 12:51 IST
Rajneesh Gupta
Rajneesh Gupta

Yuvraj Singh, during his scintillating innings of 103 against England in the Goa one-dayer achieved the distinction of scoring the fastest ODI hundred against England.

Yuvraj reached the three-figure mark off just 73 balls and thus obliterated fellow teammate Virender Sehwag's record of fastest hundred against England. Sehwag had raced to his hundred off 77 balls in an ICC Champions Trophy game at Colombo in 2002.

The accompanying table lists the fastest 100s against England in ODIs:

73Yuvraj Singh10376135.52IndMargao03-04-2006
77V Sehwag126104131.15IndColombo RPS22-09-2002
78S Jayasuriya11287128.74SLHeadingley02-07-2002
81A Gilchrist121*101119.80AusThe Oval12-07-2005
88Majid Khan10993117.20PakTrent Bridge31-08-1974
92A Gilchrist124104119.23AusMelbourne15-12-2002
94S Jayasuriya10611096.36SLSydney13-01-2003
96C Sharma101*96105.21IndKanpur25-10-1989
97A Flower142*128110.94ZimHarare07-10-2001

Yuvraj's hundred is also the fourth fastest by any Indian batsman in ODIs. The details:

69V Sehwag10070142.86NZColombo02-08-2001
71S Tendulkar124*92134.78ZimSharjah13-11-1998
73Yuvraj Singh10376135.52EngMargao03-04-2006
75V Sehwag114*82139.02WIRajkot12-11-2002
77V Sehwag126104121.15EngColombo22-09-2002
80S Manjrekar10582128.05SANew Delhi14-11-1991

First Published: Apr 04, 2006 12:06 IST