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South African Shane Dadswell breaks limited overs record with incredible 490 that includes 57 sixes

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WHAT a present! A South African club player celebrated his 20th birthday by smashing what is believed to be a limited-overs record score of 490. And it included a remarkable 57 sixes.

SHANE Dadswell, a South African student, has set what is believed to be a cricket record by smashing 490 not out in a limited-overs club match.

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Dadswell, a second-year business psychology student at Potchefstroom University, slammed 57 sixes and 27 fours in a 151-ball innings on his 20th birthday.

He was playing for the university team against Potchefstroom Town in a 50-over league match at the Witrand ground, which has staged first-class matches.

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The highest previous record score in a limited-overs match is believed to be 486 by S. Sanruth Sriram in an Indian under-16 school match in 2014.

South African Shane Dadswell breaks limited overs record with incredible 490 that includes 57 sixes
The scorebook featuring Shane Dadswell’s famous knock.Source:AAP

‘Minor’ cricket is regarded as matches played below first-class, List A or international level.

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Dadswell, who attended King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, which produced players like former South African captain Graeme Smith and current star Quinton de Kock, has played provincial cricket at age-group level.

He hit 126 off 38 balls in a club match a week earlier and could take a step up to senior provincial level as he has trained with the first-class North West team.

“You dream about a double hundred, so to get 400-odd is a really special moment. It’s phenomenal, the best day of my life,” he said.

Dadswell’s record is well short of the 1009 not out scored by Pranav Dhanawade in a school match in Mumbai, India, in 2016, but Dhanawade was not playing in a limited-overs game.

Online Source News.com.au.

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