T20 Cricket Records - Down The Memory Lane - Fastest 50 in T20 cricket

Let me take you to the inaugural T20 World Championship which was played in South Africa. The day was 19th September 2007, when India took on England in a day and night encounter at Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa.

India won the toss and chose to bat first. India got a flying start with Gautam Gambhir and Virendar Sehwag smashing English bowlers all over the park. Gautum Gambhir scored 58 from 41 balls while Sehwag smashed 68 from just 52 balls with three sixes to his name. Things were not done yet. One man in the Indian camp had different thoughts in his mind. He came out with a mindset to score maximum of each ball he should face. The man was Yuvraj Singh.

His batting was an absolute treat to watch that day. Indians would have been jumping on their seats when they would have seen this man batting that day. He smashed 50 runs from just 12 balls. Fastest 50 in T20 cricket (fastest even if we take the 50 overs format into consideration). Most exciting about his fifty was, he smashed 6 towering sixes in 6 consecutive balls when Stuart Broad was the bowler at the receiving end. Yuvraj Singh was caught by Collingwood on 58 runs (14 balls, 3 boundaries and 7 sixes).

India ended up at a huge score of 218 in 20 overs. England reply was quiet resolute but they fell short of just 18 runs. They managed a respectable 200 runs in their 20 overs, Vikram Solanki being the highest scorer for them (43 from 31 balls). Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets for India.

India's triumph didn't end here. They went on to the finals to beat Pakistan and lift the inaugural T20 World Cup.

T20 magic continues through IPL as we all can enjoy IPL 2014 live streaming cricket online.

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