Thu, 02 Aug 2012 08:37:38 GMT | By PTI

Yuvraj scores 47 in his comeback fixture

Dashing southpaw Yuvraj Singh returned to competitive action with a fluent 47 for a Karnataka local outfit against India’s Under-19 squad during a practice fixture


Yuvraj scores 47 in his comeback fixture (© PTI)

Bangalore: Yuvraj Singh, who is recuperating well from a rare germ cell cancer played a practice match for the first time since his return to field scoring 47 for KSCA XI against India U-19 team which is gearing up for the Youth World Cup.

Although it was "purely a practice match" as termed by one of the KSCA officials, Yuvraj, who is among the 30-member probables for the World Twenty20 scored 47 off 70 balls hitting a couple of boundaries and a six in the process.

The match that was played near Maahadevpura on the outskirts of Bangalore saw Yuvraj bowl five overs of left-arm spin and also fielded for a good 30 overs. "Finally played my first practice game after 8 months! Got 47 of 70 balls bowled 5 overs fielded 30 overs! Not bad for a start !!," Yuvraj tweeted.

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