• Herschelle Gibbs’ six sixes

    On this day, at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs made history when he became the first player to smash six sixes in one over in international cricket.

    The victim was Netherlands’ part-time leg-spinner Daan van Bunge.

    ‘Daan bowled some good balls and some shit balls,’ said the Dutch captain, Luuk van Troost, as Gibbs hit his way to a million-dollar charity pay-out from the tournament sponsors, Johnnie Walker.