New South Wales metro captain Ollie Davies registered his name in the history books as he produced a belligerent show of skill and power at the Cricket Australia’s Under-19 championships on Monday. Davies slammed a record-setting double century against Northern Territory, including a perfect six sixes from one over.
Ollie Davies, the New South Wales Metro captain who plays for Manly-Warringah CC in Sydney, amassed 207 off 115 balls in a total of 406/4, reports ESPNCricinfo. Davis tonked six sixes in the 40th over of the innings. His knock included 14 fours and a tournament-record of 17 sixes, six of which came in the 40th over. Davies’ completed his first hundred off 74 deliveries, while his second took just 39 balls.
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“I was looking to hit the good balls for one and then anything loose was looking to pounce on and take over the fence,” Davies said.
It is the first time a double century has been scored since the tournament was staged in a one-day format.
“After the first two sixes I had in the back of my head that I wanted to give it a crack and it paid off at the end. I was just trying to target forward of square and cow corner, getting down on the back leg before it was even bowled and trying to slog sweep,” he added.
“It was an amazing feeling to hit the ball so cleanly,” Davies added, who converted his hundred to a double century in just 39 balls.
Sam Fanning also chipped in with 99 off 109 balls, as he and Davies added 278 for the second wicket. In reply, Northern Territory were restricted to 9-248.