Short blasts record BBL score
A record breaking knock of 122 not out from D'arcy Short has the Hobart Hurricanes on track against the Brisbane Heat
10 January 2018, 09:17 PM AEST
D'Arcy Short has hammered the highest-ever KFC BBL score to power the Hobart Hurricanes to 4-179 in their clash against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Wednesday night.
Short blasted 122 not out off 69 balls - including eight sixes and eight fours - as he also passed 400 runs for the tournament so far.
He eclipsed the previous high score of 116 set by Melbourne Stars import Luke Wright - who provided a laugh with his reaction on social media.
Well that was impressive 😳 well played D’arcy, that was pure carnage!— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) January 10, 2018
Couldn't be happier for Short breaking my 6 year long record 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/R4cfO0YI3J— Luke Wright (@lukewright204) January 10, 2018
Short's century was the first of the BBL season and social media lit up following the knock.
Well played Darcy very smart and consistent batting. 👍👍👏👏— David Warner (@davidwarner31) January 10, 2018
The form batsman of the competition, Short was the only Hurricane to get going to give the visitors a fourth-straight win.
Short brought up his hundred with a six in the 19th over then hit three consecutive sixes in the final over off Mark Steketee to swing the game in Hobart's favour.
The left-hander targeted the Gabba's square boundaries, slicing fast bowler Ben Doggett over point for six and somehow sweeping the leg-spin of Mitch Swepson over the fine leg boundary.
D'Arcy Short (406) becomes just the second player to hit 400-plus runs in a single @BBL tournament. Shaun Marsh the other, with 412 back in BBL|02 #BBL07— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 10, 2018
D’Arcy should have his own hashtag... 💣 Absolutely insane. The start of a huge career. #BBL07— Trent Copeland (@copes9) January 10, 2018
The Northern Territory product skied a chance soon after passing 50, but Joe Burns couldn't hang on to it and Short's rhythm duly returned.
Burns' former Test opening partner David Warner couldn't help chiming in with a cheeky tweet after the missed chance, which proved costly for the hosts.
The innings put Short back at the top of the BBL's run-scorers and six-hitters list, following knocks of 42, 96 and 97 in the last three games.