Yuvraj Singh smashed a superb half-century as India chased down a challenging target to defeat Australia by six wickets in Thursday's one-off Twenty20 International.
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Chasing 202 for victory in Rajkot, Yuvraj stepped up with 77 off just 35 balls to guide the hosts to the win with two balls to spare.
Playing in his first international since January after taking extra time to work on his form and fitness following his battle with cancer last year, Yuvraj lived up to his billing as India's dangerman with an assured display.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 24 off 21 balls as India set about their task with relish, with Clint Mckay's four overs giving up 50 runs.
Yuvraj's display capped an emotional day for Indian cricket following the news earlier on Thursday that legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar will retire from all forms of cricket after playing his 200th Test next month.
Australia did their best to deny India victory on a landmark day, with opener Aaron Finch smashing a 52-ball 89 to set the visitors on their way to a solid target of 201 from their 20 overs.
Finch hit 14 fours and one six before he was caught and bowled by Vinay Kumar (three for 26), while Nic Maddinson's 34 and Glenn Maxwell's 27 were also decent contributions.
India's reply got off to a sluggish start when Rohit Sharma was removed inside two overs for eight, but the hosts steadied with 32 from Shikhar Dhawan and 19 from Suresh Raina.
But it was Yuvraj's arrival in the ninth over that truly turned the tide, with the 31-year-old taking no prisoners as he raced to his biggest ever score in T20 internationals on the back of eight fours and no fewer than five sixes.
After all of Yuvraj's good work it fell to Dhoni to set the seal on the victory, smashing a four on the third ball of the final over off Shane Watson before two runs off the next triggered celebrations in the stands.