Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yuvraj Six Sixes- India Vs England twenty-20- Fastest Fifty

Yuvraj Singh Six Sixes
Yuvraj Singh dashing Left hand batsman playing in India cricket Team goes on rampage on
September 20, 2007.

Facts and figures:

Game: Cricket
Version: Twenty-Twenty (20-20)
Event: 20-20 World Cup
Venue: Kingsmead, Durbun , South Africa
Batsman: Yuvraj Singh
Team: India
Opponents: England
Bowler: Stuart Broad (Fast Bowler)
Record: Six Sixes in a row, Fastest Fifty in just 12 balls
Fastest Fifty in 20-20 and all other versions also .
Over in which six sixes are hit: 19 th over

Broad's first two balls were swung over fine leg, the third over cover, the fourth cut over point, the fifth pulled to mid-wicket and the last into the stands at long-on.

It was only the fourth instance in top cricket that six sixes were hit in an over after Garfield Sobers and Ravi Shastri did it in first-class cricket and Herschelle Gibbs in the World Cup earlier this year.

Yuvraj finished with 58 off 16 balls with seven sixes and three boundaries to set up India towards victory in a match they had to win to stay in contention for the semi-finals.

Yuvraj said he was reminded of the five sixes Dimitri Mascarenhas hit off his bowling during the sixth one-day international at the Oval in London earlier this month.

"I got more phone calls after that over than when I get for scoring a century," Yuvraj said after being named the man of the match.

"So I decided to do something about it and luckily I got my chance today. I just went for the shots and they came off.

"But what is important is that we are still in with a chance of making the semi-finals and hopefully we can play as well against South Africa."


Source:, reuters(image)

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