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    The great Sir. Viv....but when?

    Ok obviously the below movie (its an mpeg) is of Sir Viv Richards hitting a quite amazing six but can anyone tell me when it took place as I would like to know and am not exactly sure.


    Richards Six


    Thanks to anyone who can help.

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    Where did you get that?
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    I have many more if you would like them..?

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    I think it *might* be part of that innings - is it Old Trafford?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I think it *might* be part of that innings - is it Old Trafford?

    I'm really not sure at all......it's from a Viv Richards coaching video my Grandfather gave me 10-15 years ago.

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    Neil! cant belive u think its Old Trafford!!

    Anyway it was the last ball of the 2nd WC final
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    Viv scored 139 or 135 i think, i read about this innings and in particular this last shot for the first time in 6th grade and in 9th grade i watched that innings myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Blewett
    I have many more if you would like them..?
    Post what you like man, really interesting to see the styles of some of the past legends..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Blewett
    Ok obviously the below movie (its an mpeg) is of Sir Viv Richards hitting a quite amazing six but can anyone tell me when it took place as I would like to know and am not exactly sure.


    Richards Six


    Thanks to anyone who can help.
    It is the last ball of the last over in WIndies innings in the 1979 world cup. I remember it like it was yesterday.

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    my god. what a shot!
    when he came here he played one magnificent shot to. vivs first ball, a pretty slow bowler, viv steps forward, plays what looks more like a forward defensive than a drive, and the ball sails over the longest boundary on the field. what amazed me was that the shot had absolutely no follow through.

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    Mike Hendicks bowled the 60th over of the west Indies innings in the final. On the last ball, with Richards batting on 132, he tried to bowl a middle stump yorker, richards anticipating that a yorker/or a low ful toss was coming, moved to the off side, completely exposing his stumps, the ball was just a trifle fuller than yorker length but would be considered impossible to contact from Richards' position but he almost straight drove it over square leg.

    It was the most amazing cricket shot we had ever sen in our lives and it was talked of for years after.

    Javed's six off Chetan Sharma at Sharjah (and the psychological impact of it) made us think of it more in later years

    I have seen many others try to play it since Viv in 1979 but the one who brought it off, not as spectacularly as Viv, was Yashpal sharma, again against england and again at the world Cup in the 1983 semi finals. But the ball was fuller.
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    First time I've seen a shot like that being played. Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amokk1
    First time I've seen a shot like that being played. Amazing.
    I think you might get a VCD or DVD of the 1979 world cup and see it to your hearts content and believe me it will amaze you every single time !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Post what you like man, really interesting to see the styles of some of the past legends..

    Another Viv Richards


    Malcolm Marshall


    Lillee


    Hadlee


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    the great Wasim Akram


    another Wasim Akram


    another Lillee


    Fred Truemans 300th


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    another Shoaib

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    wow. cant wait to get stuck into these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Blewett
    Ok obviously the below movie (its an mpeg) is of Sir Viv Richards hitting a quite amazing six but can anyone tell me when it took place as I would like to know and am not exactly sure.


    Richards Six


    Thanks to anyone who can help.
    Here is the site where you can get the DVD of the 1979 world cup and this shot of Viv in the finals.
    http://www.cricketvideo.com/

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