India amassed their highest T20I score against England in the series decider at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday with fifties from Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli firing the hosts to an imposing 224-run total. The Men in Blues' previous highest score in the format against England, of 218, came in the iconic clash during the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007.
India came into the encounter on the back of a 10-run defeat against New Zealand.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir gave India the perfect start, scoring 136 runs in 14.4 overs.
The innings was slightly derailed after India lost both openers and Robin Uthappa for just 19 runs. All-rounder Yuvraj Singh came out to bat after Uthappa's dismissal and got off to a brisk start as well, driving Chris Tremlett for a boundary through the covers on his second delivery.
But the southpaw did in the penultimate over of that match has gone on to become one of the most iconic moments in World Cup and T20I history.
After a heated exchange with Andrew Flintoff prior to Stuart Broad's over, Yuvraj displayed impeccable shot selection and timing as he smashed six consecutive sixes off the English seamer, becoming only the second international cricketer to do so.
His 16-ball 58-run knock helped India to a total of 218 runs, which they defended with 10 runs to spare as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men went on to win the World Cup following an epic final against Pakistan, with Yuvraj adjudged as player of the tournament.