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Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in Stuart Broad’s over(19th over) won India their match against England.India made 218/4 and reduced England to 200/7.Yuvraj’s sixes made the difference.Here an analysis of Yuvraj’s 58 which came off just 14 balls.
At the end of the 18th over Yuvraj had a little tiff with Andrew Flintoff and unpleasant words were exchanged.He nearly followed him to his fielding position but the umpire intervened.Yuvraj had real hot Punjabi blood flowing in his veins.He hit the first four balls for four sixes.All Stuart Broad was bowling and looking towards the sky.He had a little meeting with Collingwood.
Yuvraj Singh said that after the 4th one he looked at Dimitri Mascarenhas and said to himself-“He hit me for 5,I’ll do one better”.And he did it.The sixth six got him the fastest Twenty20 50.He reached 50 in 12 balls.He truly deserved to be the man of the match and he was declared so.Have a look at his sixes-
If you still think that Yuvraj Singh’s 58 did not matter,let me tell you that at the end of 18 overs India and England both were at 171.As a result of this scintillating performance by Yuvraj,India are still in contention to reach the semi-finals.
Today India face South Africa in another do or die situation.South Africa have a net run rate of 0.7 so they are safe unless beaten convincingly by India.New Zealand has played all 3 matches and has a net run rate of 0.05.India are at 0.2 which means that if India manage to win today,they’ll be through to the semis.It’s a difficult task but let’s hope for the best.