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by laxman
September 21st, 2007

indiaLook,up in the sky, it’s abird, it’s a plane, it’s Yuvaraj Singh six! There was thunder, lighting, and vengeance, and Kingsmead shook with savage glee. Exactly two weeks to the day Dimitri Mascarenhas hit him for five sixes at the Oval, Yuvaraj took revenge, smash and grab style, thumping six sixes off a hapless Stuart Broad on Wednesday in India must win Twenty20 encounter against England.

This was the fourth ever instance of such afeat Yuvaraj follows Gary Sober, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs. But this is the firstever in T20 cricket, and it also brought up the fastest 50 in this format: off 12 balls.

When he begain the assult, in the 19th over, Yuvaraj was on 14, and India already 171/3, thanks to Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambir early pyrotechnics. But this was something else just before the over started, a hobbling Flintoff brushed past Yuvaraj, there was an exchange of abuses, the crowd roared, and umpire Billy Doctrove had to intervene. yuvraj plundered the hapless stuart Board for six sixes to help India reach a formidable 218 for four in their 20 overs.
England took up the chalenge but the Yuvaraj assault was more than too much for them. They were restricted to 200 for six in their allotted overs.

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