Herschelle Gibbs’s might well be reported to Human Rights Commission, along with most of his other colleagues, for violating the rights of Dan van Bunge, DJ Reekers, RN ten Doeschate, TBM de Leede, PW Borren and LP van Troost. For the first time in international cricket an umpire raised-up his both arms and signalled six on each of the six balls of an over as Bunge was murdered by Gibbs. In first-Class cricket only Sir Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastari have done this in 1968 and in 1984-85 respectively.
Here is how Cricinfo expressed the ball-by-ball carnage:
29.1 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, Violence! Gibbs charged down the track and hocked it over long on.
29.2 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, Murder! Floated on the leg and middle stump line and Gibbs sends it soaring over long-off.
29.3 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, Carnage! Flatter one this time but it makes no difference to Gibbs. He just stands there and delivers. This one also has been sucked over long off.
29.4 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, Wah Wah! Low full toss and guess where this went Yep. A slap slog and it went over deep midwicket! He is going to go for 6 sixes in this over!
29.5 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, Short in length, on the stump line and Gibbs rocks back and swat-pulls it over wide long off. Simply amazing. What a batsman. This is pure violence!
29.6 van Bunge to Gibbs, SIX, He has done it! One-day record. No one has hit six sixes in a row. Gibbs stands alone in that zone. And the minnow bashing continues! Full and outside and bludgeoned over deep midwicket.
MJ Procter hit sixes off the last two balls of an over and then the first four of the next off D Breakwell for Gloucestershire against Somerset at Taunton 1979.More on:Dan van Bunge, DJ Reekers, Garfield Sobers, Herschelle Gibbs, LP van Troost, Netherlands, PW Borren, Ravi Shastri, RN ten Doeschate, South Africa, TBM de Leede
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