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Three memorable events that happened on March 16 over the years

  • A walk down memory lane to celebrate March 16.
Yash Mittal
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:14 IST

March 16 has bore witnessed some everlasting moments in cricket

Cricket, just like life gives us a plethora of memories to look back on. While memories, even it is for an iota of a second help us feels better, it also teaches us to stay humble and not take anything for granted in life.

Each day has its own nuances and subplots that leave lasting footprints in our life, and March 16 bores no different to the aforementioned fact.

On that note, let us dive into the realms of the past and once again celebrate the events that will forever be imprinted in our minds.

Here's the compilation of three memorable events that ensued on March 16 :

#1 Herschelle Gibbs becomes the first batsman to smash six 6s in International cricket

Gibbs clobbered Bunge all around the park

When: 16th March 2007

Occasion: South Africa vs Netherlands, Group stage match (St Kitts), ICC World Cup 2007

Herschelle Gibbs bullied his way into the record books as he smashed Netherland's part-time leg-spinner Dan van Bunge for six 6's in one over. 

He thus became the first batsman to accomplish the coveted feat in international cricket. That he accomplished the feat at a global stage (ICC World Cup 2007) made it even more special.


Though the feat was achieved on one of the smallest International grounds, Warner Park, Gibbs hitting was astounding by devastating proportions as he clobbered Bunge to all corners of the ground. 

Gibbs's assault coupled with a pristine hundred by Kallis powered the Proteas to 3-353 in 40 overs (overs reduced due to rain) who then proceeded to restrict the Dutch to 9-132 and hence notched up a comfortable 221 run victory.

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