Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over and his batting pyrotechnics propelled India to an imposing match-winning total of 218 for four against England in a crucial Super Eights match of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup.
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After Delhi duo Virender Sehwag (68,52b,4x4,3x6) and Gautam Gambhir (58,41b,7x4,1x6) laid the foundation with an opening stand of 136 runs, Yuvraj (58,16b,3x4,7x6) lit up the stadium with the fastest fifty in Twenty20 that came off just 12 balls and included three fours and six sixes. He thus joins the select, small group of people who have achieved this feat before:
1968: The all-time great Sir Gary Sobers of the West Indies, playing for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan's Malcolm Nash.
1984: India's very own Ravi Shastri, playing for Bombay against Baroda in 1984.
2007: Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa in the World Cup match against the Netherlands at the Warner Park at Basseterre , St Kitts.
While the first two were in first class games, Gibbs was the first player to do so in a one-day international and Yuvraj thus becomes the first to do so in the Twenty20 version of the game. And that too, of course, in its first WOrld Cup.
Yuvraj later 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."