Queensland, Tasmania Smash Records
A match that started as an ordinary competition in the BBQ Matador Cup between Queensland and Tasmania ended up to be a record-breaking List A match.
Queensland closed on 402 for three, after Tasmani had posted 398 for one, with 16 balls to spare.
Highest: This is the highest chase by any side in domestic one-day cricket anywhere in the world.
Second Highest: Queensland chased 399 against Tasmania. It is the second highest successful chase in List A history after South Africa's 435 vs Australia in 2006. Interestingly, in both matches the side at the receiving end were either Australia or Australian.
2: Number of 250+ partnerships that were scored in this match. This time last week, there was no List A match with two 250+ run partnerships. Now we have two in two days - Dolphins v Knights (M van Wyk/Delport 367, Hendricks/Second 275) and Tasmania v Queensland (Dunk/Paine 277, Khawaja/Hartley 280).
Sixth Highest: The match aggregated 800 runs and four wickets. This is the sixth highest runs scored in any List A match but the fourth highest in all domestic one-dayers. Interestingly, the least wickets taken in a match aggregating more than 800 runs was 13 (South Africa/Australia 872 and South Africa A/India A 827). This makes this the only match to aggregate 800+ with the loss of less than 10 wickets in total.
1: No Australian had scored a one-day double-century before today in an Australian domestic one-day game. Ben Dunk (229 not out) became the first batsman to score 200+ in a domestic one-day game in Australia.
2: Number of Australians that have now scored double-centuries in one-day cricket. Earlier in 2014, Phil Hughes scored 202 not out and today, Ben Dunk scored 229 not out for Tasmania vs Queensland.
Highest: Ben Dunk’s 229 not out is the highest score by a batsman in Australia’s domestic one-day cricket, overtaking David Warner's 197 not out.
Third highest: Dunk’s score is the third highest individual score by any batsman in all List A cricket, just behind Ali Brown’s 268 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 248.
First double-century in defeat: The previous 15 double-centuries in one-day games had all set up wins for the batsmans' teams. Dunk is the first man to score a double and end up on the losing side.
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