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Yuvraj gets down to match practice

Recovering cricketer hits 47 and rolls his arm for five overs

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In this Saturday, April 2, 2011 file photo, Indian cricketerYuvraj Singh celebrates as India wins the Cricket World Cup
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Dubai: Yuvraj Singh, who has been named among India’s 30 probables for the Twenty20 World Cup, got down to some match practice in Bengaluru on Wednesday — and did a decent job of it.

Although it was “purely a practice match”, as one of the KSCA officials put it, Yuvraj scored 47 off 70 balls hitting a couple of boundaries and a six in the process.

“Finally, played my first practice game after 8 months! Got 47 off 70 balls bowled 5 overs fielded 30 overs! Not bad for a start!!,” tweeted the Indian star who has survived a rare germ cell tumour and is looking to make a comeback into international cricket. He turned out for KSCA XI (Karnataka State Cricket Association) against India U-19 team which is gearing up for the Youth World Cup.

The match, which was played near Maahadevpura on the outskirts of Bengaluru, saw Yuvraj bowl five overs of left-arm spin and also field for a good 30 overs.

Yuvraj, named Man of the Match in India’s World Cup-winning show last year, had been carrying on with his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in the south Indian city — keeping in touch with his fans through his twitter account. As Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal got down to action in the quarterfinals of London Olympics, Yuvraj posted a word of encouragement: “Saina nehwal game and fitness is on another level way to go girl!!”

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