South Australian recruit Jake Fraser-McGurk blasts fastest century in List A history

South Australian recruit Jake Fraser-McGurk blasts fastest century in List A history

South Australian recruit Jake Fraser-McGurk has smacked the fastest century in List A history, passing the milestone in just 29 deliveries against Tasmania at Karen Rolton Oval on Sunday.

The 21-year-old, playing his third Marsh Cup match for the Redbacks, reached triple figures in the eighth over of South Australia’s run chase in Adelaide, toppling the previous record of 31 deliveries by South African legend AB de Villiers. He reached his half-century in 18 deliveries, an Australian one-day domestic record.

It was Fraser-McGurk’s maiden List A hundred, bettering his previous career-best of 54.

MATCH CENTRE: South Australia vs Tasmania, Marsh Cup scorecard

The right-hander cracked 32 runs off a single over from Tasmanian seamer Sam Rainbird, equalling another Australian domestic record.

Fraser-McGurk was eventually dismissed by Tigers all-rounder Beau Webster for 125 (38), having smashed ten boundaries and 13 sixes.

Fastest hundreds in List A cricket

29 balls — Jake Fraser-McGurk, South Australia vs TAS (2023)

31 balls — AB de Villiers, South Africa vs WI (2015)

36 balls — Corey Anderson, New Zealand vs WI (2014)

36 balls — Graham Rose, Somerset vs DEV (1990)

Earlier, Tasmania blasted the highest team total in Australian one-day domestic history, scoring 9-435 against South Australia in batter-friendly conditions at Karen Rolton Oval.

A maiden List A century for captain Jordan Silk and a rapid 90 (52) from opener Caleb Jewell steered the Tigers towards the record-shattering total, toppling the previous record of 7-420 set by the Redbacks in October 2016.

After South Australian captain Jake Lehmann won the toss and elected to bowl first, Jewell and Jake Weatherald combined for a 124-run opening partnership before seamer Henry Thornton removed both left-handers in quick succession.

Silk continued the onslaught in the middle overs, reaching triple figures in just 78 balls before falling victim to quick Nathan McAndrew for 116 (85).

Mac Wright (51 from 31 balls) and Beau Webster (42 from 27 balls) provided some late fireworks to push Tasmania, who were without star wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, towards the record total.

Redbacks seamer Wes Agar snared a trio of late wickets, finishing with 3-96 from his ten overs, the second most expensive bowling figures for a South Australian in one-day domestic history, while fellow quick Brendan Doggett claimed 3-86.

South Australia are chasing an unlikely target of 436 for victory.

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Jordan Silk, captain of the Tasmanian Tigers. Photo by Mark Brake/Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Highest team totals in Australian one-day domestic cricket

9-435 — Tasmania vs SA, Oct 2023

7-420 — South Australia vs CA XI, Oct 2016

4-405 — Queensland vs WA, Feb 2004

3-402 — Queensland vs TAS, Oct 2014

1-398 — Tasmania vs QLD, Oct 2014


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