Revealed By: Nibandh Vinod
Final Up to date: March 16, 2023, 09:15 IST
Gibbs managed the feat when South Africa performed the Netherlands within the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. (Picture: Twitter/ICC)
Herschelle Gibbs smacked 72 runs off simply 40 balls and helped South Africa put up 353/Three in simply 40 overs in a rain-curtailed match
ON THIS DAY IN 2007: On March 16, 2007, former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs grew to become the primary participant ever to hit six maximums in on over when SA took on the Netherlands within the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. Gibbs managed the feat within the 30th over of the match, with Daan van Bunge bowling and within the course of, remained the primary and solely participant to take action in a 50-over World Cup match to date.
THIS IS HOW THE CARNAGE UNFOLDED:
29.1 — van Bunge bowled a crazy leg-spinner round center and leg, Gibbs charged down the monitor and smacked it over lengthy on for a most.
29.2 — van Bunge bowled an identical supply to the primary one and as soon as once more, Gibbs got here down the monitor to hit it over long-off for a flat six.
29.3 — van Bunge bowled it flat and outdoors off however sufficient room for Gibbs to free his arms and this time, he stood and delivered. Hit it flush from the center of the bat over lengthy off for an additional most.
29.4 — This time van Bunge bowled a flat, low full-toss and Gibbs crunched it over deep midwicket for the fourth six.
29.5 — Van Bunge pulled again the size however landed the ball brief on off stump. Gibbs rocked again rapidly and slapped it over vast lengthy off.
29.6 — Sufficient of spin from Van Bunge as he seemed to bowl a medium tempo supply however he solely managed to bowl it brief, Gibbs as soon as once more rocked again and pulled it over deep mid-wicket to hit the sixth most of the over and set a file.
Gibbs smacked 72 runs off simply 40 balls and helped South Africa put up 353/Three in simply 40 overs in a rain-curtailed match. Chasing that, Netherlands might solely muster 132/9 from their quota of 40 overs and misplaced the match by 221 runs.
Aside from Gibbs, the 2 different batsmen who’ve achieved the feat are Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. Each of them did the identical in T20Is towards England and Sri Lanka, respectively.
Whereas Yuvraj infamously smashed Stuart Broad throughout the park in Durban through the World T20 in 2007, Pollard achieved the feat just a few days again of the bowling off Akila Dananjaya in Antigua.
Nonetheless, in home cricket, the feat has been achieved by 5 different gamers — West Indies’ Sir Garfield Sobers (in 1968 towards Glamorgan), India’s Ravi Shastri (in 1985 towards Baroda), England’s Ross Whitely (in 2017 towards Yorkshire Vikings), Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai (in 2018 towards Balkh Legends) and New Zealand’s Leo Carter (in 2020 towards Northern Knights).
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