Brisbane, Oct 17: An Australian batsman has smashed 341 runs off just 130 balls in a one-day game, according to local media reports.
James "Bean" Tull blazed his way to an unbeliveable 341 from 130 balls with 25 sixes and 32 fours in Queensland's warehouse cricket competition, "Brisbane Times" reported today.
Tull, playing for Sunday league team Mater Hill, achieved this remarkable feat in a 44-over game against Silent Assassins. Tull's team won by a mammoth 225-run margin. Mater Hill posted 457/4 in 44 overs and got the opposition bowled out for 232.
The batsman could have missed this match due to a bout of flu but turned up and scored a triple century. "I was actually feeling pretty ill and contemplating not playing," Tull, a resident of Carina, was quoted as saying in the report.
"Certainly I wasn't keen on opening the batting until the skipper talked me into it," he added. Tull was dismissed in the 42nd over.
"I had 235 runs off 25 overs and I had been saying for a few overs that I would give 400 a real crack," said Tull.
"But the umpires said we had lost so much time through searching for the ball and the fielding side being rearranged that we wouldn't get a full 50 overs in.
"I had my sights on scoring 60 runs from the last two overs, but in the end the wicketkeeper took his pads off and had a bowl - and he got me out."
The highest individual score in men's One Day Internationals is 219, by India's Virender Sehwag. In women's ODIs, Australia's Belinda Clark has scored 229 not out.