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Yuvraj excels, Sehwag disappoints
June 15, 2003 22:05 IST
Yuvraj Singh came up with a sterling performance to guide Yorkshire to a win over Derbyshire in their opening Twenty20 Cup game at Headingley, but his other famous Indian colleague, Virender Sehwag, once again failed to live up to his reputation on Saturday evening.
An elegant 44 off 41 balls by Yuvraj, who bats left-handed, and a bristling 42 off a mere 22 balls by Michael Lumb helped Yorkshire amass an impressive 186 for five in 20 overs.
Yuvraj and Lumb added 58 in six overs for the third wicket but both were eventually dismissed by Di Venuto, who claimed three for 19 in his four overs.
In reply, Derbyshire could make only 141 in 18.1 overs despite a brilliant 67, studded with 11 fours, by Michael Di
At Grace Road, it was another disappointing stay in the middle from Leicestershire's principal import as Sehwag managed to score only19 against Pakistan.
Leics lost to Pakistan by five wickets in the one-day match.
Sehwag, who put up 53 runs for the opening partnership with J K Maunders (25) was the first to go for 19, caught by Atif at the wicket off the swing bowling of skinny 19-year-old Umar Gul.
Gul moved the ball both ways and had Sehwag playing and missing a couple of times before eventually edging the ball to the leg side.