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In this Segment of On This Day in Cricket, We are going to recollect the key memories that happened in cricket on the same day over the years. We are starting this segment with an important moment to cherish.
Out of 10, at least 8-9 of us will love to watch T20 Cricket. If you are one among that 80-90%, then this memory is for you. And If you are an Indian Cricket fan you are going to be excited about this event. If you are a fan of Yuvraj Singh, then it’s going to be a Double Dhamaka for you all. If you are an England fan, We are sorry about it 😉😉😉.
On This Day – On September 19, 2007
Flintoff Waking Up the Devil
At the Inaugural T20 Worldcup played at Durban, South Africa. India was facing England in the Group stage matches of the first-ever T20 World played. India was 159 for 3 when Yuvraj Singh entered the scenes with only 20 balls left in the innings.
Little did everyone knew by that time that it’s going to be one of the most memorable knocks in the T20 history. Even Yuvraj couldn’t have imagined it. Things started to happen when Yuvraj scored two consecutive boundaries off the Andrew Flintoff over and scored a single on the last ball of the over to retain the strike.
After the last ball of the 18th over, Flintoff fuelled Yuvraj Singh by letting out comments on the player himself. The Indian all-rounder seemed amused and immediately the argument gardened the attraction of Umpires and got worse.
Though the conversation was between Yuvraj and Flintoff, the one who paid the price for the action of Flintoff was Stuard Broad.
Yuvraj Singhs’ Record 6 Sixers in an Over and Fastest T20I fifty
Stuart Broad who was a youngster by that time bowled the 19th over and he couldn’t have guessed the nightmare that is going to happen for him in a span of few minutes. He could have wanted his name to be printed on the record books but he wasn’t aware of the fact that his name was going to be written in the record books for a reason which he couldn’t have liked.
19.1 It was in the slot for Yuvraj and he slogged it over the cow corner. That’s a biggie echoes Ravi Shastri in the commentary
19.2 Broad bowled one down the leg and this one is flicked and dismissed by Yuvraj over backward square leg
19.3 Broad bowls it outside the off-stump line this time but it’s been punished again. Yuvraj Singh played it brilliantly high over the extra cover.
19.4 The Bowler goes round the wicket but it’s the same story again and it’s a SIX again. Broad bowled a near waist-high full-toss and Yuvraj Singh placed this one over the backward point area.
19.5 This one is in the slot again and Yuvraj Smoked it to the mid-wicket area. He goes down on one knee and hits it long. 5 consecutive sixes for Yuvraj and India. Can he make it Six in a Row??
The commentator Ravi Shastri is a man who scored six sixes in an over during his first-class stint. Can Yuvraj do it in T20 cricket for the first time?
19.6 Yuvraj has done it and It’s SIX SIXES in the over. Yuvi leans back and smoked it over the wide mid-on.
Yuvraj is the 4th player overall in Cricket history to achieve this feat and only the second player in international cricket to achieve this feat after Herschelle Gibbs. Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri are the other two who did this in first-class cricket.
Yuvraj Singh made history here in Durban, South Africa. He scored SIX SIXES in an over and in the process he scored the fastest 50 in T20 cricket. He scored his fifty in just 12 balls. That’s an amazing display of power hitting and clean hitting.