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Dutch Herschelle shocked

March 17, 2007
Herschelle Gibbs smashed his way into World Cup history when he hit six sixes in one over in a Group A match against the Netherlands on Friday.

The South African batsman became the first player to achieve the feat in one-day internationals although Garfield Sobers and Ravi Shastri had previously scored 36 runs in an over in first class cricket.

He hammered hapless leg spinner Daan van Bunge back over his head four times and over the ropes on the on side twice to become the first player to achieve the feat in one-day cricket.

Gibbs launched Van Bunge's first delivery of the 30th over high over long-on, and followed that blow with strikes over long-off, twice, a six over mid-wicket, and another pair of sixes over long-off.

His pyrotechnic innings was ended five balls later when he holed out to a catch on the long-on boundary off a ball from Dutch captain Luuk van Troost.

He faced just 40 balls for his 72, which included four fours and seven sixes.

Photograph: Getty Images

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