Australia’s Steffan Nero scored 309 not out off 140 balls during the International Cricket Inclusion Series

Steffan Nero has recently made the headlines for smashing an enduring world record with a startling unbeaten 309 off 140 balls at International Cricket Inclusion Series.

Steffan Nero, a blind opener of the Australian Cricket Team broke the 24-year-old benchmark of 262 not out, set by Pakistan’s Masood Jan at the 1998 Blind Cricket World Cup by hitting triple centuries.

Australia made a mammoth total of 541-2 off 40 overs, defeating Australia by 269 runs.

The host nation, Australia is bossing over the series with 6-0. Although two ODIs are yet to be played for the series to end, Australia is the clear winner of the series.

After making three centuries at the tournament in Brisbane, Nero said “It’s a dream in itself to play for Australia so to make a century for Australia is one of those lifelong memories you will never forget.”

“Sometimes in an over I decide, ‘OK I’m going to try to take this guy downtown and hit him out of the park” Nero continued.

He further stated that “This ball hit the right spot. One of my strengths is the reverse. I’ve built that up over the years, playing that reverse sweep all the time. When it went over the boundary for six I was very happy with that. But I was also annoyed I hit the ball in the air because when you verse the best nations in the world, they’ll most likely catch you.”

On being questioned about the secret of his success Nero said “It’s a lot of evenings, weekends, along with university and work it can be quite a lot at a time,” he said. “But also the support around me. There have been days when I didn’t want to train but [coach Jason Stubbs] said ‘keep going and pushed me through.”

Blind cricket is like conventional cricket with few changes like the ball used here is of plastic which makes a noise when it moves. Apart from this stumps used in blind cricket are of plastic so that they make a noise when the ball struck them. Another key difference in these matches is that bowling is underarm and the ball should bounce at least twice before reaching the batter.

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