India Pakistan Test Series - Ganguly, Yuvraj rally India after Arafat strikes in third Test at Bangalore
Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh hit contrasting centuries to put India in command on Day 1 of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Bangalore on Saturday.
Yuvraj smashed a magnificent 169, while Ganguly was unbeaten on a solid 125 as India posted 365 for 4 in 90 overs at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.
The duo put on 300 runs for the fifth wicket to rescue India from a precarious 61 for 4 at one stage in the morning session.
Debutant Yasir Arafat was responsible for India's early plight as he took three quick wickets, those of Rahul Dravid (19), Wasim Jaffer (17) and VVS Laxman (5).
India were forced to make four changes after Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel on the injury list.
Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan were the four new faces drafted into the team.