At least, I think it's a new world record. And my blog is going to be the first place that broke the news :-)
In a league game in Northern California today, a batsman by the name of Shabbir Mohammad plundered 353 not out in a team scored of 630. Oh, and it was a 45 over game. He hit 25 sixes and 40 fours - that's 310 runs in boundaries.
As far as I can possibly tell, this is the highest ever score in any limited overs game of cricket, anywhere in the world, ever. It is also apparently either the fourth or fifth triple century on record. Unbelievably, 7 years ago, a triple century was also recorded - this one was 304* - in Northern California. What's more, it was on the very same ground (pictured above).
- Batsman: Shabbir Mohammad of United Cricket Club
- 353 runs scored in 156 deliveries
- 100 reached in 46 deliveries
- 200 reached in 94 deliveries
- At 10 overs, scoreboard read 130-0
- At 20 overs, 259-1
- At 30 overs, 378-3
- At 40 overs, 529-5
- At 45 overs, 630-5
- The opposition, Bay Area Cricket Club, mustered 181 all out in reply
- United's opening bowler, Ashok Kumar, took a hat-trick