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Top 5 Memorable MS Dhoni and Yuvraj singh Partnership in cricket history

India vs Australia: Yuvraj and Dhoni 148 Run Partnership

source:The Indian Express

After the Australia target of 229, India lost the opening wicket as Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Sachin Tendulkar’s score of 32 in 47 balls reached the score of 53. But also lost the third wicket as Sachin and the score was 53-3. Again Yuvraj and Dhoni came to the rescue of India. Both played 100 percent of the game and scored half centuries. India defeated Australia by six wicket in the third one-day match and went ahead 2-1 in the 7 Matches One Day Series. Yuvraj Shing and Ms Dhoni scored 148 runs at 178 balls. Yuvraj Singh scored a magnificent 78 runs in 96 balls, while Dhoni played 71 runs in 95 balls. When Yuvraj was out, India needed 29 runs on 36 balls to win.

India vs Pakistan: Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni 102 * partnership

After winning each match, INDIA faced Pakistan in 3rd one day in lahore. Pakistan first batted and given the target of 289 in 50 overs. After good start, India lost Wickets, then Yuvraj Singh scored 79 innings in 79 balls, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 72 Runs on 46 balls to make India win 14 balls. This partnership is considered to be one of the Best Partnerships between the two players.

158 v Zimbabwe, Harare 2005

Game six of the Videocon Triangular Series in Harare saw India chase 251 from the depths of 91/5 thanks to a century from Yuvraj (120 off 124 balls) and Dhoni’s unbeaten 67 off 83 balls. This was only the fourth time they were batting together, and their time together produced a second successive century stand. The pair added 158 in 140 balls to put India on course for victory, pacing themselves well before the definitive late burst. An alliance that would win India many matches was up and running.

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni (256 vs England)

The Indian selectors made a bold call when they included Yuvraj Singh in the ODI squad and there were plenty of debates around this particular inclusion. However, the southpaw came back with a lot of purpose and slammed a sparkling century and bailed out from a tricky situation. He was given superb assistance by MS Dhoni and the sight of them smashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground evoked several fond memories for an Indian fan.

Yuvraj notched up his highest ODI score when he was dismissed for 150, and Dhoni scored a sparkling 134. Their partnership was worth 256, which is the fifth-highest partnership for India in limited-overs format for any wicket.

146*v Pakistan, Karachi 2006

Rahul Dravid’s team had wrapped up the series by the time that fifth ODI began at Karachi’s iconic National Stadium, but there was one more Yuvraj-Dhoni special to wow the spectators (which included Pakistan’s Prime Minister, General Parvez Musharraf). The target for India was 287, and they were 141/2 in the 31st over when Dhoni strode out at No 4 to join Yuvraj, batting on 46 from 50 deliveries. What played out was another excellent association between the two batsmen, with Pakistan’s bowlers left clueless. Runs flowed at 8.84 an over and India won by eight wickets with 19 deliveries remaining. Yuvraj ended on 107 off 93 balls, Dhoni on 77 off 56, having clubbed six fours and four sixes. This was India’s 13th successive ODI run chase in victory, putting them within a game of equaling the record set by West Indies in the 1980s.

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