Man-of-the-match Yuvraj Singh rated his 14th One-Day International century, which helped India > secure a 15-run win over England at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday and take the three-match series, as one of his best.
Yuvraj, who scored his career best score of 150, was delighted that he scored a hundred after six years. “150 is a big score in one-day cricket, it's my highest. I need to have more consistency in future,” said Yuvraj in the post match press conference.
“It feels great. It's been a while since I got a hundred. After cancer, I worked on my fitness, tried to get back into the team. I never gave up.”
About his 256-run record breaking stand with M.S. Dhoni, Yuvraj said, “We tried to get 25 runs, then 50 runs and then 100 runs. By that time we were both set. We have always been batting together since Dhoni started his career. There is a lot of understanding, the running between wicket is good. Hopefully, the understanding helps in future.”
Yuvraj said he enjoyed the confidence shown in him by captain Virat Kohli.
England captain Eoin Morgan, whose century went in vain, said it was disappointing to lose after scoring so many runs. “The series is gone but we are looking further ahead at Kolkata. That will be a good preparation for the Champions Trophy.”
Morgan wished more English players to play the Indian Premier League and gain experience of playing in India.
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