Herschelle Gibbs 175 off 111 balls, 6s x 8, 4s x 12


Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman.
Gibbs was schooled at St Joseph’s Marist College and then Diocesan College in Rondebosch. Gibbs was a gifted sportman at school playing provincial rugby, cricket and soccer and featuring in [more] SA Schools teams for all three sports.
At backward point, he is considered by some to be the next Jonty Rhodes in his ability to hit the stumps, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup,
He became the first player to hit six sixes in one over in One Day International cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. On 8 June 2007 he got married in St Kitts to Tenielle Povey
On 12 March 2006, Gibbs played a monumental innings in the 5th ODI against Australia, scoring 175 off just 111 balls leading South Africa to victory.he was batting with Graeme Smith after Boeta Dippenaar got out on 1(3)bowled by Nathan Bracken. This was the highest scoring One Day International match in history and his innings broke several batting records. It was the highest ever score made in an ODI against Australia, beating Robin Smith’s effort in 1993. By bringing up his hundred off just 79 balls, he also brought up what was at the time the fastest ever ODI century against Australia. More importantly however, it was the fastest ever hundred by a South African batsman against any opposition, although the record would be broken later in the year by Mark Boucher.[5] It was also the highest ever score by a batsman in South Africa. He scored 126 runs in boundaries, the most ever by a batsman.[6] This record stood until 11 April 2011, when Shane Watson hit 150 runs in boundaries against Bangladesh.
In the match against the Netherlands in the group stage of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Gibbs hit six sixes in an over off the bowling of Daan van Bunge becoming the first player in One Day International history to do so.[7] Ravi Shastri and Sir Garfield Sobers had previously achieved this feat in first-class cricket but to date no player has achieved this in Test Cricket. In doing so,[9] His six hitting form continued throughout the tournament and when he hit Jacob Oram into the stands during a Super Eight match he drew level with Ricky Ponting on 28 for most sixes in World Cup history.[10]Gibbs played for Glamorgan in the 2008 County Twenty20 tournament where he had a successful time; his highest score being 98 off just 52 balls in a losing game against Northants.[11] He then signed up to play for Glamorgan for the 2009 County season, replacing Mark Cosgrove as the overseas player at the end of June.[12] He also represented Glamorgan in two NatWest Pro40 League matches in that same season.[13]Gibbs then signed for Yorkshire Carnegie for the 2010 Friends Provident t20 tournament, where he was their overseas player, scoring 101 from 53 balls against Northamptonshire to achieve his first century in English T20 cricket.

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