Indian youngsters stamp supremacy in averages

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 22:40 [IST]
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New Delhi: It was the young brigade comprising Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Mongia and Mohammed Kaif, who left behind the more experienced players and topped the batting averages in the One-day series that concluded in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Comeback man Yuvraj Singh showed his expertise with the long handle topping the batting averages with an amazing 155 from the two matches he played in the five- match series that India won 3-2. However, it was man-of-the-series, Dinesh Mongia, who emerged as the highest run getter aggregating 263 at an average of 65.75 with unbeaten 159 as his highest. The sedate Mohammed Kaif was third in the batting honours list for India with 183 runs at an average of 45.75.

For the visitors, Alistair Campbell (average 50.2) trailed Mongia closely with 251 runs in his kitty. Veteran Andy Flower did not disappoint either having scored 190 runs at an average of 47.5. Among the bowlers, offie Harbhajan Singh topped the honours with four for 33 wickets as his best and an overall economy rate of 4.07. Zimbabwe's strike bowler Douglas Hondo was a close second with 5.32 and his best figures of four for 37.

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