D'Arcy Short
D’Arcy Short (File Photo)

D’Arcy Short rewrote history when he belted a record-breaking double-century in Australian One-day domestic competition on Friday. Short struck 257 off 148 deliveries to the highest score by an Australian on one-day cricket which is also the third highest in the format’s history.

His 257 was the reason Western Australia piled up 387-all out against Queensland in the ongoing JLT Cup at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney. His knock featured 15 fours. He blasted 23 sixes – the most by any batsman in one-day cricket’s history.

The 28-year-old reached his hundred off 83 deliveries. He then sprinted to his next hundred taking just 45 deliveries. He kept getting better and to reach from 200 to 250, he took just 16 balls and.

When he was finally dislodged, Short had recorded the third highest total in men’s one-day history after Surrey’s Ali Brown (268 vs Glamorgan) and India’s Rohit Sharma (264 vs Sri Lanka). He thus became the fourth Aussie in men’s cricket to score a one-day double-century after Ben Dunk, Phillip Hughes and Travis Head. His 257 is the best from his country, surpassing the previous best set by Dunk’s 229.

Top-five highest scores in List A cricket

268 – Alistair Brown, Surrey vs Glamorgan
264 – Rohit Sharma, India vs Sri Lanka
257 – D’Arcy Short, Western Australia vs Queensland
248 – Shikhar Dhawan, India A vs South Africa A
237* – Martin Guptill, New Zealand vs West Indies