Yuvraj Singh struck the second fastest One-day century by an Indian to set up a crushing 158-run victory over England in the first One-Day International on Friday.
The 26-year-old left-hander smashed 138 not out off just 78 balls to help India post an imposing 387 for five for their best One-day total against a Test-playing nation. Yuvraj has been decl;ared the Man of the Match.
It was the highest total England has ever conceded and ended in one of their heaviest defeats by runs in the 50-over game after they were bowled out for 229 despite fifties by skipper Kevin Pietersen (63) and Ravi Bopara (54 not out). Zaheer Khan took 3 wickets. At one stage England were 36 for 4.