Yuvraj has sweet revenge

After being on the receiving end,  being hit for 5 sixes in a row, Yuvraj finally had his “revenge” by belting 6 sixes in an over against the English. The sixes seemed to come after a bit of verbal joust with Freddie Flintoff that seemed to spur him on.

Here is the CricInfo commentary of his 16 ball 58 –

16.5 Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and lively welcome from Tremlett
16.6 Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, driven uppishly over the covers, he gave himself room and timed that sweetly

India 159/3   Yuvraj Singh 4* (2b 1×4)

17.2 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, swung into the leg side, well picked up
17.4 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, half-volley which he squeezes with an open face over point for a one bounce four … a high-risk shot but his connection was sweet
17.5 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short, hooked into the heavens where it hangs for several seconds before plopping two yards in from the boundary and perfectly between two approaching fielders
17.6 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, chipped to long-on

India 171/3   Yuvraj Singh 14* (6b 3×4)

18.1 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that’s out the ground, super shot over cow corner and it just kept going up
18.2 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, now that really is sweet, no more than a dismissive flick off his legs, swatting a fly, and the ball arcs deep into the crowd beyond backward square leg
18.3 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, he’s hitting them everywhere, he steps to leg and smashes the ball over extra cover and it keeps on travelling … the fireworks start on top of the scoreboard … they’ve been going off in the middle for some time
18.4 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Shiver me timbers!: Broad goes round the wicket, bowls a filthy wide full toss and Yuvraj steers it over backward point and it clears the rope again
18.5 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, down on one knee and larruped over midwicket, that one was more nine iron, it went into the night sky and dropped with a thud in the jubilant crowd …
18.6 Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, and he has, Yuvraj leans back and smacks that over wide mid-on … it was the maximum from the moment it left that bat and the crowd were roaring as it flew

India 207/3   Yuvraj Singh 50* (12b 3×4 6×6)

19.2 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full toss and a wide one – it pitched nearer the keeper than the stumps – Yuvraj leaves and then he and Flintoff chat
19.3 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, improvised chip into the leg side, he stepped to the off and eased it one bounce to deep midwicket
19.4 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Flintoff’s turn to suffer, a full swing and launched over long-off
19.5 Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, finally he doesn’t quite get hold of one and thwacks a full toss to long-on. It matters not one jot, he’s done his job and the crowd stand in appreciation
Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 58 (14m 16b 3×4 7×6) SR: 362.50

India 216/4   Yuvraj Singh 58 (16b 3×4 7×6)


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