D’Arcy Short scores highest ever List A score by Australian
Nowadays everyone around the cricketing world knows D’Arcy Short from Australia. The left-handed batsman was an exceptional performer with the bat in the Big Bash League last time around and even earned a national team call-up in the limited overs set-up. He has just broken a world record to score highest ever runs in an innings in the limited overs cricket for Australia by scoring 257 in the JLT Cup.
Playing for the Western Australia side, in a one day match against Queensland, the southpaw came to bat in his regular opening position. He brought up his century in quick time facing just 83 deliveries. His double ton came in just 128 balls meaning he scored next 100 runs in just 45 deliveries. Short is having a dream of a time since the BBL stint.
Short has his eyes set on the ultimate price. He could have become the highest run scorer ever in the List A cricket but he just failed short by 11 solitary runs. He ended up on 257 when he was dismissed in the form of a stumping. He scored last 57 runs in just 18 deliveries.
On the back of this record-breaking knock of D’arcy Short, Western Australia posted a huge total of 387 on the board. They could have easily achieved a total in the access of 400 but they go all-out in the 48th over. No other batsmen from their side scored even 27 runs so that shows why they scored only 387 despite Short’s storm.
In his special knock, Short smashed 16 fours but hold on folks, the real fun is that he pummelled 23 sixes. It is an all-time record in the history of one day cricket. No other player has even smashed 20 sixes in an innings. Ben Dunk, another southpaw holds the previous record of highest score by an Australian in one-day cricket level when he scored 229.
As far as List A record is concerned, Surrey’s Alistair Brown scored 268 runs way back in 2002. And India’s Rohit Sharma smashed Sri Lankan bowlers when he scored 264 in 2014 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata which is a record at the one-day internationals level.
Highest individual List A scores:
268 – Alistair Brown, Surrey v Glamorgan, The Oval, 2002
264 – Rohit Sharma, India v Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014
257 – D’Arcy Short, WA v Queensland, Hurstville, 2018
248 – Shikhar Dhawan, India A v SA A, Pretoria, 2013
237* – Martin Guptill, New Zealand v West Indies, Wellington, 2015