D'Arcy Short Hits Record-Breaking 23 Sixes In An ODI Game, But That's Not The Only Record He Broke

And this was only D'Arcy Short's second One-day hundred, many more to come?

It seems like D’Arcy Short was making up for an unsuccessful season for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Short was due for a big innings. But no one expected him to go this big. In a 50-over Australian Domestic One-Day Cup game between Western Australia and Queensland, Short scored first double century of his career, one of it’s kind.

Highest strike rate

The left-handed opener hammered 23 sixes in his innings, most by a batsman in an innings (50-over game). He scored 257 runs from 148 deliveries at the strike rate of 173.65. Among all the double centuries scored in List A cricket, Short has the highest strike rate. The previous record was that of Australian batsman Travis Head who scored at a strike rate of 168.33.

One man army

Cricket is a team game but sometimes one player can be the difference between the two sides. Wickets were falling at regular intervals on the other hand but Short just kept on going. The highest run-scorer from Western Australia was Marcus Stoinis with a score as low as 27. This is the lowest score by any other batsman in the same innings when a batsman has scored a double century. So, typically Short carried the team on his back.

All out attack

This is also the first time a team has got all out when a batsman has scored double century. Even though Short had nothing to do with that, it’s still a record. Despite ordinary display from other Western Australia batsmen, they still managed to put a total of 387 on the scoreboard. Hadn’t the team bundled out with 3 more overs to go, the 400 plus score wouldn’t have been hard to get.

That fast?

Short’s rampant innings is also the third-fastest double century in List A cricket. He took 128 balls to reach double century. The fastest is Travis Head who got to his double century in 117 balls followed by Ben Duckett (123 balls).

Sixes were as regular as if he was playing EA Sports Cricket 07. He got to his 100, 150, 200, 250 by hitting sixes. To reach his 50, he scored a boundary.

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Short’s destructive innings guided Western Australia to a big win by 116 runs. The 28-year-old will be hard to ignore for selectors when they select the squad for T20I series against Pakistan in October.