3Burning shots at India vs. England (NatWest final, Lord’s Cricket Ground, 2002)
With some below par bowling, India was unable to restrict England as a result of which they managed to post an impressive total in the first innings. With the score standing at 325, India knew that it had a tough job of even coming close to this number. With some of their top batsmen under-performing of late, it came as no surprise to anyone when the middle order just withered away under the onslaught of English bowlers.
But to the surprise of many, both Yuvraj and Kaif were still at the crease when others had just plain given up. These two youngsters started hitting the ball all over the ground, with quite a few boundaries between the two of them. What this match brought to the fore was the “never say die” spirit of Yuvraj that would stand him in good stead in the future when he underwent treatment for cancer.