Josh Dunstan smashes 307 runs in local cricket, breaks Viv Richards ODI record
Josh Dunstan scored 307 runs out of his team's total of 354.
Published - Oct 16, 2017 3:47 pm | Updated - Oct 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Australia’s Josh Dunstan scored a record breaking triple hundred, with 40 sixes to his name. West Augusta’s Dunstan scored 86.72 percent of his team’s total of 354, which is a club record. In the year 1877, Charles Bannerman registered the record for highest percentage of runs scored in a complete innings. He had scored 165 runs out of the total target of 245 against England.
When it comes to ODI cricket, the highest percentage of runs is held by West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards– 69.48 percent of his team’s score in a completed innings. Richards had scored 189 runs of his team’s total of 272/9 against England in the year 1984 at Old Trafford.
Five of West Augusta’s batsmen failed to open their scores while four of the batsmen ended up with single digit scores. Dunstan came into bat with his side struggling at 10/1. He and Ben Russell built a solid 203-run stand. Russell remained unbeaten on 18.
After walking past numerous records en-route to his majestic triple ton, Dunstan told foxsports.com.au, “I think I owe Bannerman a carton. I’m still in a little bit of shock that I got to 300 to be honest. The phone’s been going off non-stop today.”
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Dunstan also showered praise on his teammate Russell who provided reliable and solid support at the other end, “You get down to the lower order and it’s like ‘oh shit’. But Benny can clearly hold up an end. I haven’t bought him a drink yet, but I will. I think he deserves two cartons I reckon, he stuck around for a while, didn’t get out on me.”
The Australian national team are on a search for a no.6. On asked whether this was the ideal moment to achieve the feat, Dunstan wished to represent his country but at the same time he was practical about the opportunities, “Yeah, I’d put my hand up for No.6 but I doubt I’ll be walking out at the Gabba.”