For most first-class cricketers, taking 9-42 or scoring 208 unbeaten runs in a match would be the best performance of their career.
D’Arcy Short has broken the record for the highest one-day domestic score made on Australian soil thanks to an incredible 257 off just 148 balls for Western Australia in their JLT Cup clash with Queensland today.
Coming in at the start of the fourth over, when Western Australia were 1/19, Short started off (relatively) slowly, reaching his half-century off 57 balls. From there, though, the left-hander took off, blasting his way to a truly incredible score.
Short’s next 50 runs took him 26 balls, and just 23 balls passed between him reaching his century and 150. He only needed 22 to hit the double century and 250 came just 16 balls later.
In total, the Western Australian took just 144 balls to reach 250, and he also broke the all-time record for the most sixes ever hit in a List A match.
While Short’s mammoth innings comfortably beat the old Australian List A record of 229*, set by Ben Dunk in 2014, he narrowly missed out on usurping Ali Brown’s global record of 268, which was set in County Cricket in 2002.
He also fell short of matching Rohit Sharma’s 264, made by the opener for India against Sri Lanka in 2014, leaving today’s effort sitting at third place on the all-time list of highest individual List A scores.
While Short was dominant in his innings, the rest of his Warriors teammates were unable to cash in on the small Hurstville boundaries. Short was the only batsman to pass 30 in the innings as the Warriors were bowled out for 387 with three overs to spare.