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This South African batsman scored 490 in a one-day cricket game

Shane Dadswell’s demolition of the opposition’s bowling was spread over just 151balls, and came from 57 sixes and 27 fours, during a one-day cricket game in South Africa

cricket Updated: Nov 19, 2017 22:16 IST
Sarthak Bal
Sarthak Bal
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Shane Dadswell,NWU Pukke,Potch Dorp 1st
Shane Dadswell scored 490 off just 151 balls.(Twitter/KingEdVIISchool)

A 20-year-old South African batsman, Shane Dadswell, smashed 490 runs for his club NWU Pukke against Potch Dorp 1st in a 50-overs club game at the Wiltrand Oval at Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The wicket-keeper batsman, who was celebrating his 20th birthday on Saturday, demolished the opposition bowling during his 151-ball knock, that included 57 sixes and 27 fours. As many as 450, 92% of the total runs, came in boundaries.

Teammate Ruan Haasbroek played the supporting role, scoring 104 not out off 52 deliveries. Haasbroek hit six sixes and 12 fours. Dadswell’s knock powered Pukke to a stupendous 677 for 3 in 50 overs.

In setting a near unassailable target of 677, Pukke registered 63 sixes and 48 fours. Potch Dorp 1st could only manage 290 for 9 in their 50 overs.

Dadswell extended his contribution to bowling as well, taking three wickets in seven overs, conceding just 32 runs. Pukke registered a massive 387-run victory.

Dadswell’s score could well be a world record in a limited-overs game.

A product of Johannesburg’s King Edward the Seventh School, which has also produced the likes of Graeme Smith, Dadswell is known for his big-hitting prowess and had played quickfire knocks for his school. He has also been considered as one of the upcoming stars due to his exploits in local club-level cricket.

Three years back, in 2014, S Sankruth Sriram had hammered 486 for JSS International School against Hebron School in the Nilgiris DCA U-16 inter-school one-day tournament at Ooty, India. That was believed to be the highest in minor one-day cricket.

First Published: Nov 19, 2017 11:19 IST