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This day that year: Yuvraj Singh smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in a T20 World Cup game

On this day 12 years ago, Yuvraj Singh smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in a World T20 game at Kingsmead, Durban
This day that year: Yuvraj Singh smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in a T20 World Cup gameThis day that year: Yuvraj Singh smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in a T20 World Cup game
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12 years ago on this day, Yuvraj Singh became the first cricketer to hit six sixes in an over in a T20I. He achieved this feat against England in the first edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007 at Kingsmead, Durban. Yuvraj smashed pacer Stuart Broad to all corners of the ground to etch his name on the record books. Till date, he is the only Indian to have hit six sixes in an over in any form of the game.

BCCI, too celebrated this incredible achievement by posting a collage on Twitter.

Yuvraj Singh was in brilliant form throughout the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup which India won under MS Dhoni. India had to beat England to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals.

Batting first, at the end of 18 overs India were 171 for 3 with Yuvraj Singh and skipper MS Dhoni at the crease. The duo were looking to score as many runs as possible to surge their total and make it difficult for England to chase it down.

Before the 19th over, Yuvraj and Andrew Flintoff got involved in a big altercation which came to an end after the umpires intervened. It pumped up Yuvraj and took Stuart Broad to the cleaners in the next over.

Recalling the incident Yuvraj Singh said, "When you play for the country the emotions are always high. You can get angry too. Flintoff didn't like the shots I played off his bowling in the previous over so he had a few words to say and that just motivated me."

After smashing Broad to all corners of the ground, Yuvraj brought up his half-century of just 12 balls, which still remains the fastest half-century ever in the shortest version of the game. India made 218 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted England to 200, giving them a 18 run victory.

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