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Short comes within 11 runs of world record in stunning batting show for Western Australia

The Aussie international batsman clubbed a gargantuan 257 for his state against Queensland at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney on Friday, falling just shy of the highest ever return in List A cricket - the 268 made by Ali Brown for Surrey in 2002

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Western Australia's D'Arcy Short hit 257 against Queensland

D'Arcy Short came within 11 runs of the world-record individual 50-over score and smashed the previous best in Australia's One-Day cup with a blistering innings for Western Australia.

The Aussie international batsman clubbed a gargantuan 257 for his state against Queensland at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney on Friday, falling just shy of the highest ever return in List A cricket - the 268 made by Ali Brown for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002.

Short, who had missed the start of Western Australia's season after being bitten by his own dog, made up for lost time with a blistering assault on the Queensland attack.

His massive double century - the third highest score of all time behind Brown's and the 264 made by Rohit Sharma for India against Sri Lanka four years ago - featured 15 fours, while he cleared the ropes on 23 occasions.

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Short's innings is the third best in List A history

Short's knock took 148 deliveries - an extraordinary sustained strike rate of 173.64 - and helped his team to a total of 387 all out. 

Had Short not been stumped off the bowling of Matthew Kuhnemann with almost five overs of the innings remaining, he would certainly have had the time to pass Brown and post a new world best.

His first century took 83 balls and was brought up with a six before the remaining 157 came in just 65, including two sets of three consecutive maximums - a run of which took him past the 200 barrier.

Western Australia's total was far too big for Queensland to chase and the hosts could only manage 271 to lose by 116 runs.

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