Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs to auction bat used in historic ‘438 game’

first_imgJOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs has decided to auction the bat — used during his team’s record-breaking chase of 434 against Australia in 2006 — in order to raise funds for fight against coronavirus.Fourteen years ago, the Proteas had registered their name in record books when they chased down a monumental target of 434 runs in an ODI game played in Johannesburg on March 12. Gibbs had played an unbelievable knock of 175 as South Africa went across the line with one wicket in hand on the second last ball of what was a nail-biting contest. “Supersport showing the 438 game. The bat I used that day will be up for auction to raise funds for COVID-19. Kept it all these years,” Gibbs said in a tweet on Friday. Mickey Arthur, who was South Africa’s coach at that time, was quick to respond and said: “Good work Hersch…..that should be worth a bit!” IANSlast_img

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