New South Wales charge into Ryobi Cup final thanks to opener’s blazing blade.
David Warner has broken the record for the highest innings in an Australian domestic one day cricket match, continuing his amazing start to the Ashes summer in the Ryobi Cup on Thursday.
Warner once again carved up the North Sydney Oval, playing for New South Wales against Victoria, to score 197 and pass the previous record of 187 set by Jimmy Maher for Queensland against Western Australia at the Gabba in 2004.
Warner was out caught in the shadows on the boundary when a four would have sealed the win for NSW and taken him past the magical 200 mark.
The out-of-favour top-order player has now scored innings of 139, 138, 33, 197 in his last four trips to the crease for 507 total runs off 401 ball and a strike-rate of 126.43.
While some might argue the grounds he has been scoring these massive totals on are much smaller than Test or One-Day Intentional stadiums, nonetheless the ball still has to hit the middle of the bat.