Yuvraj powers India to competitive total

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DURBAN, South Africa, Sep 22 (Reuters) Yuvraj Singh hammered 70 runs to power India to 188 for five in their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final against Australia today.

Yuvraj shared 84 runs off 40 balls with Robin Uthappa (34) for the third wicket after India won the toss and chose to bat.

The 25-year-old, who smashed six sixes in an over against England earlier in the week, launched the Australia bowlers for five fours and five sixes during a knock that lasted just 30 balls.

He was dismissed in the 18th over when he lifted a delivery from fast bower Stuart Clarke to Michael Hussey at wide mid-on.

Medium pacer Mitchell Johnson was Australia's most effective bowler with a return of two for 31.

The winner of the match will face Pakistan in the final on Monday.

REUTERS AB BD2345

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