D'Arcy Short led Hobart Hurricanes to victory after he scored a match-winning 59 on Monday night against Brisbane Heat.He now has 465 runs to his name from seven matches in 2017/18, surpassing Shaun Marsh's mark of 412 from nine matches set four seasons ago.
With 3 matches still to go in the league stage, Short has the chance to score well past 500 runs in the season.
Skipper George Bailey said Short's game was quickly maturing, though his sense of humor appears unchanged.
"He sat down next to me shocked, he reckons that's his highest score without hitting a six. So, he reckons he's lost it," Bailey joked after the match of Short's 49-ball innings, which included eight fours but no maximums."
"(But) he's just confident in his game. He's really clear on what he needs to do."
"Everyone will have their thoughts on where we should finish but our external expectations are reasonably high," Bailey said.
"We're on a nice little roll. But it's cut-throat. It can change pretty quickly.They're the two best teams, it'll show us where we're at."
Hobart Hurricanes are placed third on the ladder having won their last five matches.