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World Cup Cricket 6 sixes!!

 
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Anyone see what Herschelle Gibbs just did?
 
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Missed it
 
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missed it too. Will catch the news tonight
 
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Got it here
 
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Cool video!

Can anyone explain, for the cricket-impaired like me, what this means? How significant is this? Are there any good analogies in other sports?

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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
what this means? How significant is this?



I will try, in the history of the game there were only 2 instances that this feet was achieved and none of them was at the international level.

This is the fisrt time ever at the international level that a batsman has hit all six balls in an over for six.

One of the tournament sponsors advertised that whoever does that first, the sponsoror will donate $1million to a charity on the Batsman's name.

I'm not quite sure about this analogy but that may be like hitting a lot of home runs successively. Although in a cricket match 36 runs may not be that big a contribution to the total.

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That was some cool stuff....I caught it live the other day....I thought he'd go for the record number of sixes in an innings as well but unfortunately got out
 
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6 sixes in an over - analogy in baseball would be something like the same batter hitting 6 consecutive home runs of the same pitcher if he throws 6 consecutive pitches.

Its the first time this has been achieved in One Day International cricket (form of cricket).
 
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Probably a closer analogy would be a major league baseball player hitting six consecutive home runs against a minor league pitcher.

It kind of shows the complete mismatches the Cricket World Cup throws up, given the need to make up the numbers. Could he (or anyone) do it against a bowling attack from a decent cricketing nation?
[ March 19, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]
 
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
Probably a closer analogy would be a major league baseball player hitting six consecutive home runs against a minor league pitcher.

It kind of shows the complete mismatches the Cricket World Cup throws up, given the need to make up the numbers. Could he (or anyone) do it against a bowling attack from a decent cricketing nation?

[ March 19, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]



I think yes....Sanath Jayasuriya(Sri Lanka) had scored 30 runs in an over on more than one occasion--one was against Pakistan and the other against New Zealand--and the opponents were not minnows...Moreover, this is not the first time that a country has played a relatively inexperienced cricketing nation....Lot of good teams have played against inexperienced teams like UAE, Holland, Scotland and Bangladesh(not on current form) but none has achieved this feat.

However, I completely agree with you when it comes to including teams with almost no ODI cricket experience in the WC just to hit the numbers.
 
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And without the opportunity to particpate they would never improve.

Ireland beat Pakistan don't forget, and Bangladesh are a force to be reckoned with, so it is absolutely correct to allow 'the minnows'. When Sri Lanka first became a front line team, they were consistently beaten, now they are one of the favourites.

Come on England!
 
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Originally posted by Kailash Thiyagarajan:

Its the first time this has been achieved in One Day International cricket (form of cricket).



If I remember correctly then Ravi Shastri also has six sixes in his name..

or was it test match ??
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


If I remember correctly then Ravi Shastri also has six sixes in his name..

or was it test match ??



That was in a first class match.
 
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