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Yuvraj relives Kingston moments

The 24-yr-old says that he would have rated the Kingston innings as his best had the team won.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 19:43 IST

Yuvraj Singh would have rated the Kingston innings as his best one-day knock ever had he not tripped just inches before the finishing line.

"I would have rated it as the best if we had won the game. If we had pulled it off, it would have been incredible," Yuvraj said after nets on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who scored a valiant 93, relived the final moments when he brought his team within two runs of securing a second straight win against West Indies which would have also bolstered India's 17-match winning record while chasing.

"It was a slow wicket and I was playing with the tail. I told Munaf (Patel) if he wanted to block he should block. Scoring 11 runs in the final over was no problem," he said.

"I just told him to make sure he does not hit the ball in the air and that I would take chances in the last over," he added.

But as luck would have it, Yuvraj, after scoring two consecutive boundaries, one of which was smacked belligerently through the covers, played all over the low full toss of Dwanye Bravo and was clean bowled.

"I was short of words. I did not know what to say, what to do. I was shattered," said Yuvraj, who sat on his hunches in utter disbelief as the West Indies team broke into wild celebration.

First Published: May 23, 2006 16:19 IST