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Sehwag leads Leicestershire to win
June 23, 2003 20:17 IST
It was one of those rare encounters between two Indians when Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag squared up in the middle representing different county teams in a National Cricket League one-day match at Headingley on Sunday.
And it was Sehwag, representing Leicestershire Foxes, who ended up on the winning side though Yuvraj also made merry with a quickfire 50 for Yorkshire.
Sehwag smashed a fine 80-ball 65 which included 11 hits to the fence. He added 126 runs with Australian Brad Hodge (104) for the second wicket as Leicestershire posted an imposing total of 251 for five in 45 overs.
On a seamer-friendly wicket, the Indo-Australian pair began carefully but flourished as the innings progressed, putting on the hundred-plus partnership in 24 overs.
Sehwag got his 50 in 63 balls before leaving the stage to Hodge who blasted five fours in a row off Yuvraj Singh on the way to a 116-ball century.
Yuvraj, who disappointed with the ball conceding 54 runs in seven overs, made amends with the bat during Yorkshire's run chase. He hit seven fours and a six in his 50.
But once his 44-ball knock came to an end, Yorkshire lost six wickets in 14 overs to suffer a humiliating 18-run loss, being dismissed for 233 in 44.4 overs.