Saturday, March 17, 2007

South Africans Have A Ball With The Bat!!!

If you thought you saw it all when Gibbs smashed the Dutch all around, think again!

Kallis and Boucher together continued and worsened the barbarbarbarbarbarian savage attack on the Dutch in such a way that :

1) South Africa showered the maximum number of sixes in an ODI - 18 sixes (beating Sri Lanka's 14 against Kenya)
2) Boucher hit the fastest fifty in the World Cup (21 balls) beating that of Lara (23 balls against Canada)
3) Herschelle Gibbs became the first batsman to hit 6 sixes in an over in a ODI.
4) South Africa became the team with highest run rate in one completed first innings by scoring 353/3 off 40 overs! (8.82) Disclaimer- this one might be debatable.

Some day at the World Cup!!! Wow!


Cuckoo said...

I think Ravi Shastri has done 5 in an over. That was the previous record held.

Ranjeet Adkar said...

Hi Cuckoo,

I think - Ravi Shastri had done it in domestic cricket (6 in an over) and Gary Sobers had done it in international level efore, but no one did it in ODI's.

Cuckoo said...

Yeah, I am aware of Ravi Shastri's 6 in an over in domestic cricket. :)