Records tumble as D’Arcy Short blasts 148-ball 257 in 50-over match

first_imgD’Arcy Short blasted a brilliant double hundred for Western Australia against Queensland to register the highest individual score by an Australian in One-Day cricket on Friday.At the Hurstville Oval, Short raced to just his second List A hundred in just 83 deliveries but the next hundred came in only 45 deliveries as the 28-year-old went on to score 257 runs, hitting 23 sixes.It was in the 46th over then that Matthew Kuhnemann managed to stump him out but by then, Short had scored a 148-ball record score of 257. Short had notched up the third-highest score in men’s One-Day cricket.The highest List A score is that of Alistair Brown, who scored 268 runs for Surrey in a match against Glamorgan in 2002. On the other hand, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 is the highest score in One-Day Internationals.This man has just shattered the record books! @ShortDarcy smacked 257 off 148 balls against QLD — the highest score EVER in Australian one-day cricket!His demolition included 15 fours and… 23 SIXES (no joke)!!! #WestIsBest #JLTCup pic.twitter.com/UX2gPSA2FGWACA (@WACA_Cricket) September 28, 2018Short’s 23 sixes also became a record in One-Day cricket. It is the most number of sixes hit in Australia’s List A innings. New Zealander Colin Munro is the only other batsman to smash 23 sixes at domestic level in a first-class innings.In fact, such was the power and demolition of D’Arcy Short on Friday, that one of his sixes went on to break a window glass as well, as tweeted by his team Western Australia.advertisementWhen D’Arcy Short comes to town the windows have no hope! #SmashingShorty #JLTCup pic.twitter.com/82fYAXntBFWACA (@WACA_Cricket) September 28, 2018Short made his one-day international debut against England at Cardiff earlier this year and has also played 10 Twenty20 Internationals.Western Australia were eventually dismissed for 387 in 47 overs with Marcus Stoinis’s 27, the next highest score for the team.During the bowling innings, Andrew Tye was the highlight for Western Australia as he registered a six-wicket haul, finishing with figures of 6/46 to help his team win by 116 runs.Western Australia restricted Queensland to 271 runs in 42.3 overs, despite a century from Sam Heazlett.A century to Sam Heazlett our highlight for the day. Congrats to @WACA_Cricket and D’Arcy Short on his record breaking innings. #JLTCup #MaroonGrownHeroes pic.twitter.com/19FGziOsS7Queensland Cricket (@qldcricket) September 28, 2018(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more