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D’Arcy Short overtakes Shaun Marsh’s tally of most runs in a BBL season

Short has grabbed a lot of eyeballs with his magnificent knocks recently, he will be the player to watch out for in this auction of the IPL.

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D’arcy Short of the Hobart Hurricanes bats. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The recent Big Bash League (BBL) sensation D’Arcy Short on Monday overtook Shaun Marsh’s record of most runs in a single season. He surpassed Shaun Marsh’s tally of 412 from nine games, set in 2013/14. Short has come into the limelight after scoring heaps of runs in this year’s edition of the league. On his debut in the BBL last year he scored a quickfire 65 but his performances were not up to the mark after that.

However, this year has been contradictory. He hammered 122 from 69 balls against the Heat last Wednesday – the highest score in BBL history – and clobbered eight sixes. Short also made 97 against the Sydney Thunder and 96 against the Adelaide Strikers, turning heads after his first BBL season in 2016-17, where he scored 198 runs.
Marsh played nine matches for the Perth Scorchers in 2012-13, averaging 58.85. Short has 465 runs to his name at 77.50 this tournament with an eye-popping strike rate of 153.46.

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Short does it for the Hurricanes

A record-breaking half-century by the batsman guided the Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket win over the Brisbane Heat at Bellerive Oval. With Hobart chasing 166 for victory, Short smashed eight boundaries in his 59 from 49 balls on Monday night to steer the Hurricanes to the target with 10 balls to spare.

The 27-year-old shared a 73-run stand with skipper George Bailey to consolidate Hobart’s innings. “The maturity that he’s taken into his game now – to play each ball as it needs to be played,” Bailey said of Short’s innings.

“He sat down next to me shocked, he reckons that his highest score without hitting a six. So, he reckons he’s lost it. He’s just confident in his game. He’s really clear on what he needs to do,” Bailey added.

The left-handed batsman has caught the eye of the selectors. “If it happens, it happens,” Short said of his prospects of national selection last week. “I’m not going to get my hopes up too much – there’s a lot of other good talented players playing at the moment as well.”

Short has grabbed a lot of eyeballs with his magnificent knocks recently, he will be the player to watch out for in this auction of the IPL. The Hobart Hurricanes have won a record five consecutive games in the Big Bash League and credits must be given to Short.

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