Chasing a target of 229, Yuvraj shouldered bulk of the responsibility on a track where batting became difficult due to overcast conditions. (Agencies)
Punjab chased down the target in exactly 47 overs as Yuvraj scored 96 off 95 balls with 10 fours and two sixes.
The conditions required the mentality of a grafter which Sehwag lacked and as usual looked miserable in another failure while Yuvraj was ready to be patient initially before launching a swift counter attack.
A cover drive off Nehra, a flick and square cut off Rajat Bhatia were signature Yuvraj shots. The standout shot certainly was a pull off Nehra where he got on top of the ball and every blade of grass must have felt the punch in the stroke.
He also lofted Varun Sood over mid-wicket for a six. Credit should also be given to Gurkeerat Singh (52) as he played the second fiddle to perfection during their partnership of 143 runs after joining hands at 89 for four.
Fittingly Yuvraj finished with a huge second six off Sood over cow corner to end the match. This is an innings that will give him lot of satisfaction before ICC World T20.
Earlier, Mithun Manhas (98) again turned out to be Delhi's saviour after overcast conditions and some disciplined bowling and fielding had the hosts in deep trouble.
Chasing a target of 229, Yuvraj shouldered bulk of the responsibility on a track where batting became difficult due to overcast conditions.