New Zealand batsman hit fastest century in women's cricket in just 36 balls

Jan 14 2021 12:48 PM
New Zealand batsman hit fastest century in women's cricket in just 36 balls

Auckland: New Zealand cricketer Sophie Devine has made history by scoring the fastest century in women's T20 cricket. She has played a record-breaking innings against Wellington team (Wellington) in a match played against Otago in the domestic T20 league in New Zealand. Sophie has completed a century off only 36 balls.

She played an unbeaten 108 off 38 balls. She scored 9 sixes and so many fours in this unabashed innings. That is, 90 runs out of 108, she made it in just 18 balls with the help of fours and sices. Devine's extraordinary innings helped Wellington Clage beat Otago Park by 10 wickets. In the match, Otago Park scored 128 for 7 in 20 overs. Haley Jenson scored the highest 35 for the team. In her 26-ball innings, she also scored four fours.

Apart from Haley, Mili Kovan scored 29, and captain Katie Martin scored 27. Devine won the team with an unbeaten partnership of 131 runs in 8.4 overs for the first wicket. Skipper Maddie Green was not out for 20 off 15 balls at the other end. Sophie Devine demolished ten-year-old Dindra Dottin's record for scoring the fastest century of women's T20. The West Indies batsman scored a century off 38 balls in 2010, the fastest century in women's T20 cricket.

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