5 Massive World Records In Sport Held By South African Cricketers – ZoomSouthAfrica

When it comes to the sporting world, South Africa has proven time and again that it can hold its own against the very best in the world.

Not only have South Africans gone toe-to-toe with the world’s best, but they have defeated them and in the process set a multitude of world records.

Below are some of the records that South African cricketers have set:

1. First player to hit six sixes off one over in a One-Day International Cricket Match

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In 2007, legendary Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs became the first person to score six sixes in one over in an international match.

Gibbs’ record came in the 2007 World Cup at St. Kitts, Basseterre, as he bludgeoned Netherlands bowler Daan van Bunge all around the park for six sixes in one over.

Gibbs became the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over and the first in international cricket.