Yuvraj Singh, bowlers set up big win for India A against West Indies A in first one-day

Yuvraj Singh slammed his 18th century in List A cricket while Yusuf Pathan hit a fiery 70 not out to help India A register a 77-run win in the first unofficial one-day in Bangalore.

updated: September 15, 2013 19:30 IST
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Bangalore: After spending six gruelling weeks in France, Yuvraj Singh returned to the cricket field on Sunday and scored a ballistic century to help India A beat West Indies A by 77 runs in the first of three one-dayers at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

A strong batting performance was the foundation of India A's win. Apart from Yuvraj, both Mandeep Singh and Yusuf Pathan made commendable half-centuries to help set West Indies A a daunting target of 313 in a match reduced to 42-overs-a-side after overnight rain had delayed the toss and the start of play. Half-centuries from Narsingh Deonarine and Ashley Nurse proved insufficient for West Indies A, and they were bowled out for 235 in 39.1 overs. (Also read: King of sixes, Yuvraj Singh, is back with a bang)

Put in to bat, India A had a tough start against some tidy pace bowling, with Unmukt Chand (1) dismissed by Miguel Cummins early on. Robin Uthappa and Mandeep Singh put on 39 for the second wicket, before Uthappa (23) fell to Andre Russell, caught at deep square leg when attempting a pull.

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