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Dunk sets 1-day Australian scoring record with 229

Sydney: Tasmania state opener Ben Dunk scored the first-ever double century in Australian domestic limited-overs cricket with 229 not out Saturday against Queensland.Dunk's total, leading Tasmania to 398-1 in its 50 overs, was the highest

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 18, 2014 10:56 IST ]
dunk sets 1 day australian scoring record with 229
dunk sets 1 day australian scoring record with 229

Sydney: Tasmania state opener Ben Dunk scored the first-ever double century in Australian domestic limited-overs cricket with 229 not out Saturday against Queensland.

Dunk's total, leading Tasmania to 398-1 in its 50 overs, was the highest in the 46-year history of the competition. It eclipsed the previous record individual score of 197 set by New South Wales opener David Warner at the same venue, North Sydney Oval, last season.

India's Virender Sehwag, who scored 219 against the West Indies on Dec. 8, 2011 at Indore, India, is the leading individual run-scorer in a 50-over international match.

The 27-year-old Queensland-born Dunk had 13 sixes in his 157-ball innings. Dunk and fellow opener Tim Paine (125) also set a record with 277 for any wicket in a domestic match.

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