Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes: 19th September, 2007 this day will always be remarked as one of the most memorable days in the history of Indian Cricket and Yuvraj Singh’s career. The former Indian cricketer scripted history by not just hitting six sixes in six balls, but also smashed the fastest 50 in T20i cricket.
It was during the inaugural season of the T20 World Cup in 2007. India successfully made it into the Super eight stage of the tournament. However, after a loss against New Zealand, it was a do-or-die for Men in Blue in the next game against England to keep their hopes alive for the semi-final, and the Indian skipper MS Dhoni decided to bat first in the crucial encounter at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban
Batting first, India had a solid start as Gautam Gambhir (58 off 41) and Virender Sehwag (68 off 42) put up an opening stand of 136 runs in 14.4 overs. However, India went on to lose three wickets in the next couple of overs. After that, Yuvraj Singh arrived at the crease. The left-hander was looking in solid touch by hitting two back-to-back boundaries to Andrew Flintoff in the 18th over of the innings. Flintoff got furious after being smashed by Yuvraj on two good deliveries and involved in verbal spat with the Indian batter. Yuvraj also got furious at Flintoff and it turned into heated banter between the two. However, the umpires came in between and the situation was under control.
Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes in 6 Balls Bowler Name
Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in 6 consecutive balls off Stuart Broad during a T20 World Cup match between India and England in 2007.
After that, Yuvraj wasn’t in mood to show any mercy and it was Stuart Broad, who had to pay the price for his teammate’s since. Yuvraj smashed Broad for the six sixes in the six balls of the 19th over. India crossed the 200-run mark and Yuvraj completed his half century in just 12 deliveries. The left-hander got out after scoring 58 runs off just 16 balls as India posted a total of 218 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
In the end, the target was too big for England to chase as they could only reach 200 runs losing 6 wickets. India won the match by 18 runs and continued their dominance for the rest of the tournament to clinch the first ever T20 World Cup title.
India (20 ovs maximum)
|Gautam Gambhir||c Broad b Maddy||58||41||62||7||1||141.46|
|Virender Sehwag||b Tremlett||68||52||59||4||3||130.76|
|Robin Uthappa||b Tremlett||6||4||8||1||0||150.00|
|MS Dhoni (c)†||not out||10||8||22||0||0||125.00|
|Yuvraj Singh||c Collingwood b Flintoff||58||16||14||3||7||362.50|
|Irfan Pathan||not out||0||0||1||0||0||–|
|Extras||(lb 7, nb 1, w 10)||18|
|TOTAL||20 Ov (RR: 10.90, 85 Mins)||218/4|
|Did not bat: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Joginder Sharma, Sreesanth, RP Singh|
|Fall of wickets: 1-136 (Virender Sehwag, 14.4 ov), 2-144 (Gautam Gambhir, 15.3 ov), 3-155 (Robin Uthappa, 16.4 ov), 4-216 (Yuvraj Singh, 19.5 ov)|
England (T: 219 runs from 20 ovs)
|Darren Maddy||c Gambhir b Pathan||29||20||22||3||1||145.00|
|Vikram Solanki †||c Sharma b Pathan||43||31||41||5||1||138.70|
|Kevin Pietersen||c & b Harbhajan Singh||39||23||33||3||1||169.56|
|Paul Collingwood (c)||b Singh||28||20||32||2||1||140.00|
|Owais Shah||c Joginder Sharma b Singh||21||13||15||3||1||161.53|
|Andrew Flintoff||not out||8||4||12||1||0||200.00|
|Luke Wright||c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan||16||9||8||1||1||177.77|
|Dimitri Mascarenhas||not out||0||0||1||0||0||–|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 11)||16|
|TOTAL||20 Ov (RR: 10.00, 85 Mins)||200/6|
|Did not bat: Chris Tremlett, Stuart Broad, James Anderson|
|Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Darren Maddy, 5.4 ov), 2-96 (Vikram Solanki, 10.3 ov), 3-126 (Kevin Pietersen, 14.1 ov), 4-170 (Owais Shah, 17.3 ov), 5-170 (Paul Collingwood, 17.5 ov), 6-196 (Luke Wright, 19.5 ov)|