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20-year-old Proteas batsman registers a mind-boggling 490 runs in a 50-over game

Shane Dadswell (Picture Source - Hindustan Times/Twitter/KingEdVIISchool)

If you think 264 runs registered by Rohit Sharma in the 50-over game against Sri Lanka is the highest-ever shrug it off as the 20-year-old South African batsman gets the limelight after knocking an unbelievable 490-run tally in a 50-over match during the club tournament. Yes! you read it right and no need of double checking it.

A South African batsman, Shane Dadswell smacked as many as 57 sixes and 27 boundaries during his insane knock that helped his side to register an incredible total of 677/3 in their allowance of 50 overs The match passed between NWU-Pukke and Potch Dorp.

Shane Dadswell, South Africa
Shane Dadswell (Picture Source – Hindustan Times/Twitter/KingEdVIISchool)

The birthday boy, Shane Dadswell can’t get a better birthday than that as it will be memorable for him in his entire career. His unthinkable knock took 151 deliveries to register the feat while his teammate, Ruan Haasbroek registered century off 52 balls. The scorecard read 63 sixes and 48 fours.

He was just 10 runs away from a tumbling tally of 500 runs while four bowlers in the opposition side thrown away 100 runs each in their quota. However, the knock by Shane took social media by a storm as it was soonly spread after the production assistant of the venue revealed the news.

Ros Brodie took to Twitter quoting ”Insane batting in a 50-over club match in Potch. Is this ground the size of a postage stamp? And if Cricinfo is to be believed, today is Dadswell’s 20th birthday.”

Meanwhile, the famous stats specialist, Mohandas Menon too revealed the news by tweeting ”A 20-year-old South African batsman Shane Dadswell made a record 490 in 151 balls, with 27 fours and 57 sixes! in a 50 over club game. His side finally made 677/3 in 50 overs!”

Here is the scorecard:



Written by Prashi Relangi

Cricket is my passion and scripting articles on it is my profession. I just love what I do.

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