Sunday 1 July 2007 

Yuvraj Singh Guides India To Series Victory

An unbeaten 63 from Yuvraj Singh steered India to a six-wicket win in the final one-day international against South Africa and with it a 2-1 series victory.

Set 149 to win in 31 overs, India made a stuttering start with Saurav Ganguly (17), Sachin Tendulkar (8) and Gautam Gambhir (5) all falling early.

Rahul Dravid made 36 in a partnership of 75 before he was run out with the job all but done. Yuvraj hit a big six to keep the run rate under one a ball and it was fitting that he was the man to win the game with a four off Andre Nel with four balls to spare.

Earlier, South Africa overcame their own torrid start to post 148. From a position of 28 for four, Herschelle Gibbs (56) and Justin Kemp (61) counter-attacked, putting on 99 for the fifth wicket to give South Africa half a chance and their bowlers something to bowl at.

Try as they might, it wasn't quite enough as India took the series having come from behind.