Explosive South African opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week following his stunning century in the fourth One Day International against Australia in Port Elizabeth.
Gibbs took advantage of the qualifying period being extended to include the Easter weekend, smashing 110 in 116 balls to set up South Africa's series-sealing 61-run win over Australia in superb fashion. He hit nine fours and two sixes to help South Africa reach an imposing score of 317 for six.
That proved to more than enough as Australia were bowled out for 256 and Gibbs also earnt the man of the match award thanks to his 21st ODI century and taking the catch to put him out on his own in terms of catches by outfielders for South Africa.
Other contenders for this week's award included Gibbs's team-mate Roelof van der Merwe, Uganda's Nehal Bibodi and Ryan ten Doeschate of the Netherlands.
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