139 vs Australia
Playing in Sydney in the seventh match of the VB series on 22 January 2004, Yuvraj produced a magnificent 139 against Australia, which arguably remains one of his finest batting effort overseas where he not only stabilized Indian innings with VVS Laxman who also scored a gritty 109 not out, but also slammed Ian Harvey for 22 runs in the penultimate over taking the score to 296. Although India lost the rain-interrupted match, but Yuvraj’s swashbuckling century showed that he had match-winning capabilities.
107 vs Pakistan(Yuvraj)
While India had already clinched the five-match ODI series against arch-rival Pakistan in March 2006, the target of 286 was still considered competitive and Pakistan was playing for pride.
But, Yuvraj along with M.S. Dhoni easily powered India easily to victory clinching the series 4-1. Yuvraj, with an unbeaten 107 off 93 balls, is named Man of the Match and also Man of the series. It was also Yuvraj’s first century against Pakistan.
110 vs West Indies (Colombo, 2005)
Yuvraj Singh raises his hand as he celebrates scoring a half century (50 runs) during the one day international match between India and the West Indies
It was a phase when Yuvraj was getting the starts, but couldn’t go on to convert them. Rage and frustration were boiling up inside him, and his vulnerabilities to spin were reaching alarming proportions.
Then came the match against the West Indies in the Indian Oil Cup tournament, and Yuvraj found an outlet for his anger. He stood tall and whacked the stuffing out of the Caribbean bowlers, battling through fatigue and cramps in draining match conditions.
In the process, he reached yet another century, and attracted attention by gesticulating angrily towards the dressing room – apparently indicating his displeasure at coach Greg Chappell’s criticism of his batting.
The southpaw re-established his old partnership with Kaif, and the two added 165 runs in 178 balls, rescuing the team from a shaky 51/4.Yuvraj departed soon after reaching his hundred, but he did enough to help his side to a winning total; despite Denesh Ramdin’s heroics, West Indies lost by just 7 runs.
103 vs South Africa (Hyderabad, 2005)
Yuvraj Singh raises his bat as he celebrates after he scored a century during the first One Day International (ODI) match against South Africa at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad
Yuvraj scored three centuries in this season, and all three came under high-pressure situations. This one also stands out for the fact that it was a carefully crafted innings, bereft of the kind of dazzle that usually accompanies the stylish batsman’s approach to the crease.
India had been pegged back by the initial burst from South Africa’s pace attack as Ntini, Pollock and Nel reduced them to 35/5 in the 12th over.
However, Yuvraj dropped anchor at one end, combining with Irfan Pathan for a 75-run stand to bring some normalcy back into the innings, then added quick runs with Dhoni and Agarkar, bringing up his century in the process.
He was the ninth man out, falling after holding the innings together till the 48th over. Unfortunately, his watchful knock couldn’t prevent India from losing by five wickets.
118 and 4/28 vs England
He picked four important wickets in this match, which included Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen. On 17th November 2008, it was the second ODI between India and England at Indore. He contribution was 118 to a 292 total score. India won the match by 54 runs.