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Herschelle Gibbs      

Full name Herschelle Herman Gibbs

Born February 23, 1974, Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 40 years 59 days

Major teams South Africa, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Khulna Royal Bengals, Mumbai Indians, Northern Districts, Perth Scorchers, St Lucia Zouks, Titans, Western Province, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Herschelle Herman Gibbs
Timeline
    November 27, 1996
    Eden debut
    Herschelle Gibbs enters first-class cricket at the age of 16 and makes his Test debut six years later in front of 70,000 at Eden Gardens. But the match is best remembered for the feats of his fellow debutant, Lance Klusener.
    January 30, 1999
    Three figures at last
    Scores his first international century, in an ODI against West Indies in Port Elizabeth. In March, he smashes an unbeaten 211 in Christchurch, his maiden Test century.
    June 13, 1999
    You just dropped the World Cup, son
    Gibbs pays for his overconfidence in a Super Eights World Cup match against Australia at Headingley. Steve Waugh flicks it straight to him at midwicket, where in his rush to celebrate with a skyward hurl, he drops the ball. It costs South Africa the match as Waugh, then on 56, goes on to score 120 and wins the match for Australia.
    April 2000
    Brush with career death
    Banned for six months after being involved in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal. He later admits to accepting money from Cronje to score fewer than 20 runs against India in the Nagpur one-dayer in 2000. He subsequently scored 74 runs and said he had "forgotten" about the deal, but was suspended and fined by the South African authorities. Over the next six years, he refuses to travel to India, fearing questioning by the Delhi police.
    September-October 2002
    Hattrick of hundreds
    Becomes only the third player, after Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar, to score three consecutive ODI hundreds. He scores a pair of 116s in the ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka and 153 against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom.
    January 2, 2003
    Highest Test score
    Scores 228 against Pakistan in Capetown, his highest Test and first-class score to date. His partnership of 368 with Graeme Smith was at the time the fourth highest opening stand in Tests.
    September 18, 2004
    Ending the drought
    Scores 101 against West Indies in the Champions Trophy at The Oval, his first century after 34 innings.
    March 12, 2006
    Whacking it at Wanderers
    Gibbs' 175 off 111 balls gives South Africa hope that they can chase a manic 434 against Australia. And they do … Later that year, he arrives in India for the ICC Champions Trophy - his first visit to the country in six years.
    March 16, 2007
    Emulating Sir Garry
    Gibbs becomes the first player to hit six sixes off an over in an international match, in the World Cup game against Netherlands in St Kitts. The unfortunate bowler is Daan van Bunge.
    April-May 2009
    IPL comes calling
    One of Deccan Chargers' star picks for $575,000. After under-performing in the first season, Gibbs does much better the following year, scoring 371 runs at 33.72, including 53 in the final, which Deccan win.
Country Fixtures Country Results
TBA v Sth Africans in Sri Lanka (venue TBA)
Jul 3, 2014 (04:15 GMT)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 6, 2014 (09:45 local | 04:15 GMT | 00:15 EDT | 23:15 CDT | 21:15 PDT)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele
Jul 9, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota
Jul 12, 2014 (09:45 local | 04:15 GMT | 00:15 EDT | 23:15 CDT | 21:15 PDT)
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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