SA club cricketer slams record 490 in 50-over match

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By 2017-11-23

South African club cricketer has broken the record for the highest individual score in a minor limited-overs match when he smashed an astonishing 490 runs from 151 balls. Opening batsman Shane Dadswell, who plays for NWU Pukke Cricket Club, beat the previous record, held by Indian batsman S Sankruth Sriram, who made 486 for JSS International School in the 2014-15 season.

Dadswell, who also celebrated his 20th birthday on the day of his record-breaking feat last Saturday, described it as "the best day of my life," and admitted to having an "attacking nature," after also scoring 126 off 38 balls the previous weekend. His 490 included 57 sixes and 27 fours.

"Honestly, it's not even something you 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," Dadswell said. "It's been an amazing two weeks. There's certainly an attacking nature inside me."

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