Shane Dadswell, a 20-year-old South African batsman on Saturday scored a record runs of 490 for his club NWU Pukke against Potch Dorp 1st in a limited 50-over game. His 490 runs includes 57 sixes and 27 fours. He brock the previous record of an Indian batsman S Sankruth Sriram, who scored 486 for JSS International School in the 2014-15 season.

His teammate Ruan Haasbroek also contributed an unbeaten score of 104 off 54 balls, has 6 sixes and 12 fours. NWU Pukke had a total score of 677 for 3 in 50 overs. Potch Dorp 1st could only managed to score 290 for 9 in their innings. NWU Pukke won the match by 387 runs. NWU Pukke also brock the record of highest score in minor cricket. The previous highest was 629 for 5, which belonged to University of Warwick 2nd XI, against Newman College in 2007.

Dadswell, had his record-breaking feat last Saturday, which was actually his birthday, he also celebrated his 20th birthday on that day. He described that day as the best day in his life.After the match Dadswell said “Honestly, it’s not even something you can dream about. You dream about a double hundred, so to get 400-odd is a really special moment on a special day. It’s phenomenal, the best day of my life,”.

 

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