Western Australia opener D’Arcy Short on Friday played a brilliant knock of 257 in a domestic one-day game, thus scoring the third-highest List A score in the history of cricket. In his 148-ball knock, Short smashed 23 gigantic sixes against Queensland in JLT Cup clash in Sydney.
Coming in to bat in the third over at 19/1, Short opened up with a few early fours, but it wasn’t until the 15th over that he hit his first six at the Hurtsville Oval. The 28-year-old contributed 66.4 per cent of his team’s final total of 387. Along with the 23 sixes, Short also struck 15 fours in Sydney.
Watch the miraculous inning of Short
Short’s 23 sixes, with his team tweeting that one of them shattered a window, is also a record in one-day cricket. Before this innings, he had just one List A hundred and two fifties to his name from 22 matches before this one.
Ali Brown holds the record for the highest List A score. He had scored 268 off 160 balls for Surrey in 2002. Second in the list is Rohit Sharma’s 264 off 173 balls for India which came against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 2014.
The left-handed batsman made his debut for Australia against New Zealand in February and has played 10 T20Is apart from 3 ODIs.