India vs England 1st Test, India Win First Test by Six Wicket
Indian maestro Sachin Tedulkar and ace batsman Yuvraj Singh tilted the first cricket test in India's favour by holding on the last day and scoring 137 for the fifth wicket. Tendulkar and Yubraj upset visitors hope who were looking to clinch the match after dismissal of VVS Laxman.
Riding on the masterly century of Sachin Tendulkar, India romped home in the first Test of the RBS Cup with six wickets in hand. India now lead the two Test series 1-0. India chased 387 runs in the fourth innings to go one up in the series and this becomes the fourth highest score that has been chased in the history of Test cricket.
Apart from Tendulkar it was Sehwag’s bombardment, Gambhir’s sensibility and Yuvraj’s composure that took the game away from England. Sehwag had set the pace for the ‘great Indian chase’ while Gambhir hung in there after his partner’s departure to build a partnership with Sachin. Yuvraj came in after Laxman’s departure and scored when India needed him the most.
Just after the tea break, Yuvraj Singh batted his way to his fourth Test fifty. He played with maturity and provided the support that Tendulkar needed to take India home. A gritty and determined innings is what can describe Yuvraj’s effort in this Test match.