Herschelle Gibbs was drunk before smashing 175 against Australia in the epic chase. 13 years ago, the South African team recorded successfully chasing the biggest goal of one-day cricket History.
South Africa today made history 13 years ago (March 12, 2006) at The Wanderers Stadium is a stadium situated just south of Sandton in Illovo, Johannesburg in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
The African team breaks its record of successfully chasing the biggest goal of one-day history, which left the cricket fans furious.
Earlier, while batting, Australia scored 434 runs, which was the biggest score at that time. Then no one would have thought that a team can lose even after such a big score.
#OnThisDay in 2006… the greatest ODI of all time?
After Ricky Ponting's 164 led Australia to 434/4 – the first 400+ score in an ODI – @hershybru made 175 as South Africa chased it to win by one wicket with one ball remaining in Johannesburg and take the series 3-2! 🇿🇦🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/YLdewhUF9Q
— ICC (@ICC) March 12, 2019
Big Goals Achieved at ODI International
- 435 South Africa vs Australia, Johannesburg, 2006
- 372 South Africa vs Australia, Durban, 2016
- 361 England vs West Indies, Bridgetown, 2019
- 360 India vs Australia, Jaipur, 2013
- 359 Australia vs India, Mohali, 2019
The hero of South Africa’s victory was Herschelle Gibbs. Who played an incredible inning of 175 runs in 111 balls.
It is said that during that match, he was intoxicated and he had played the innings in a state of intoxication. Gibbs himself has revealed that he was intoxicating liquor.
What a day,what a game! Privileged to be part of it🙏 https://t.co/dOOOamqpEw
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 12, 2019
Gibbs has started in Autobiography to the point: The no-holds-barred’ that he had drunk too much in the night before that match and on the day of the match he was in the hangover.
In that match, Australia scored 434/4 in the 105th over of captain Ricky Ponting, thanks to the stormy innings of 164 runs (9 sixes, 13 fours).
For the first time in the history of ODIs, a team scored more than 400. After all, the result of this match was astonishing. South Africa scored 438/9 with a ball remaining and Australia lost the match with one wicket.
Herschelle Gibbs, who was responsible for this, hit 21 fours and seven sixes in his innings. He got captain Graeme Smith good, Smith scored 90 runs in 55 balls.
In this match, there were a total of 87 boundaries and 26 sixes from each side. South Africa won the series 3-2 Above all, Australian fast bowler Mike Lewis scored 113 runs in the 10 overs, which is one of the most expensive overs of any bowler in one inning of ODI International.
At present, Wahab Riaz of Pakistan holds second place. Wahab had 110 runs against England in 2016.