D’Arcy Short has blasted his way to the highest ever Australian one-day domestic score at Hurstville Oval on Friday.
Short smashed 15 fours and 23 sixes on his way to making 257 for Western Australia against Queensland.
The 28-year-old faced just 148 balls as he made the most of Hurstville’s short boundaries and lightning fast outfield.
The Warriors were bowled out for 387 with Billy Stanlake (2-62) and Luke Feldman (2-59) the best of a decimated Queensland bowling attack.
Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson was smashed for 97 from his eight overs while Charlie Hemphrey and Joe Burns went for 21 and 20 respectively from their single overs.
Short became just the fourth Australian male player to score a double century in one-day cricket before he was stumped by Bulls wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson off Matthew Kuhnemann’s bowling.
When the left-hander went past 100 from just 83 balls he had notched only his second List A hundred.
But on he went, battering his way to the third-highest score in the history of men's one-day cricket.
Only Ben Dunk, Phillip Hughes and Travis Head had scored one-day double centuries on Australian soil, with Short beating Dunk's mark of 229 not out as the highest score by an Australian.
Only Surrey's Ali Brown (268 v Glamorgan in 2002) and India's Rohit Sharma (264 v Sri Lanka in 2014) have scored more runs in a single one-day innings in men's cricket.
The clash was the second match of a JLT Cup triple-header at Hurstville after Queensland downed South Australia on Tuesday.
The Warriors return to face Tasmania on Monday.
Hurstville was part of more history-making last season when NSW quick Mitchell Starc took two hat-tricks in the same match to fire the Blues to an incredible outright victory over Western Australia.
The dramatic final day in November was the perfect way to celebrate Hurstville’s first ever Sheffield Shield clash as Western Australia collapsed on the final day.