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Hyderabad: Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback into the first-class arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semifinal match in the Duleep Trophy here.
At stumps, North were in commanding position having scored 346 for 4, riding on Yuvraj’s superb unbeaten 133 while skipper Shikhar Dhawan also made his presence felt with an innings of 121.
Sunday’s innings will certainly end any doubts about Yuvraj’s fitness and his ability to withstand the rigours of longer version of the game after recovering from germ cell cancer.
He played only 152 deliveries during his knock and hit 20 boundaries and two huge sixes off Murali Kartik.
Both sixes were sent soaring over deep mid-wicket and the second one saw the talented left-hander reach the three-figure mark.
This is Yuvraj’s 19th first-class century, one that he’ll remember for a long time to come. (PTI)