D'Arcy Short © Getty Images
D’Arcy Short © Getty Images

Hobart Hurricanes’ D’Arcy Short registered the highest score in Big Bash League (BBL) during the 2017-18 edition. Playing against Brisbane Heat at Brisbane, Mr D’Arcy kept all pride and prejudice apart and went all guns blazing. He romped to 122 not out off 69, including 8 fours and as many sixes. His prodigious innings propelled the score to 179 for 4. Here is the list of highest scores in BBL:

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition
D’Arcy Short 122* 69 8 8 Hurricanes v Heat
Luke Wright 117 60 8 9 Melb Stars v Hurricanes
Ben McDermott 114 52 8 9 Hurricanes v Melb Reneg
Luke Pomersbach 112* 70 15 2 Heat v Melb Reneg
Craig Simmons 112 58 4 11 Scorchers v Syd Sixers
Aaron Finch 111* 65 12 4 Melb Reneg v Melb Stars
Usman Khawaja 109* 70 12 3 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars
Luke Wright 109* 63 11 4 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg
Michael Klinger 105* 60 7 4 Scorchers v Melb Reneg
Usman Khawaja 104* 59 13 3 Syd Thunder v Strikers
Peter Handscomb 103* 64 6 5 Melb Stars v Scorchers
David Warner 102* 51 6 6 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars
Craig Simmons 102 41 8 8 Scorchers v Strikers
Travis Head 101* 53 4 9 Strikers v Syd Sixers
Chris Lynn 101 51 5 7 Heat v Hurricanes
Chris Gayle 100* 54 3 11 Syd Thunder v Strikers

D’Arcy has not been short (how to resist puns?) of runs of late: his last 3 innings had read 97 (vs Sydney Thunders), 96 (vs Adelaide Strikers), and 42 (vs Sydney Sixers) — all in the new year.

Here’s how he reached the three-figure mark:

 

For obvious reasons, D’Arcy is the highest run-scorer of the season: he has blasted 406 runs at 81.2 in 6 matches; Cameron White, with 285 runs, is at the second spot.

D’Arcy’s 122* is the second-highest in Australia in the shortest format. Shane Watson’s 124* against India in 2016 aces the list.