In a historic moment in List A cricket, Jake Fraser-McGurk, the 21-year-old Australian prodigy, has rewritten the record books by smashing the fastest century in List A cricket during the 7th match of the Marsh Cup 2023-24 against Tasmania. Jake’s extraordinary performance propelled South Australia into the limelight and left cricket fans awestruck.

Jake’s record-breaking knock

Jake exhibited sheer brilliance and dominance as he hammered a scintillating century off just 29 deliveries. This astounding achievement shattered the previous world record held by South African legend AB de Villiers, who had reached his hundred in 31 balls against West Indies in 2015.

An explosive batting display

Opening the batting for South Australia in their pursuit of Tasmania’s monumental target of 436, Jake reached his hundred in the ninth over of the innings. His innings was nothing short of a fireworks display, featuring 10 fours and 13 sixes. His exhilarating journey to a century was a testament to his exceptional skill and audacious stroke-play.

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Fastest half-century in Australian domestic cricket

During his breathtaking innings, Jake also set a new record for the fastest half-century in Australia’s one-day domestic competition. He reached his fifty off just 18 balls, surpassing Glenn Maxwell‘s previous record of 19 balls.
High-Scoring Encounter

The stage for Jake’s remarkable achievement was set by Tasmania, who posted a mammoth total of 435 earlier in the day, making it the highest total in Australian domestic one-day history. Jordan Silk‘s century and quick-fire fifties from Caleb Jewell and Mac Wright powered Tasmania to this record-breaking score, eclipsing the previous record of 420 set by South Australia in 2016 against the Cricket Australia XI.

Falling short in the chase

Despite Jake’s heroics, South Australia’s pursuit of Tasmania’s formidable target ultimately fell short. The home side was bowled out for 398 in 46.4 overs, finishing 37 runs shy of victory. Apart from Jake, Daniel Drew (52) and Nathan McSweeney (62) contributed valuable runs, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win for South Australia.

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