Sophie Devine thwacks fastest-ever Women’s T20 century: New Zealand captain achieved the field in a domestic T20 tournament.
During the 15th match of the ongoing season of New Zealand Cricket Women’s Twenty20 between Otago Women and Wellington Women in Dunedin, Wellington Women opening batswoman Sophie Devine scored a 36-ball century to register the fastest-ever T20 century in women’s cricket.
Opening the batting with captain Maddy Green (20*), Devine made a mockery of a 129-run target as her heroic efforts powered Wellington Women to a victory in the ninth over.
Having begun her onslaught with a couple of boundaries off Emma Black in the second over, Devine hit as many as three sixes and two fours against Hayley Jansen in the following over to confirm her intentions at the University Oval.
Having raced to 66* (26) in the powerplay, Devine welcomed Otago Women’s Marina Lamplough into the attack by hitting three sixes. It was on the second delivery of the ninth over that Devine hit her ninth six to complete a record ton.
Devine, 31, ended up scoring 108* (38) which also comprised of nine fours to allure plentiful accolades from the cricketing fraternity. Devine, whose one big hit had hit a young fan in the stadium, went on to check on her and even got clicked with her to make her day.
Sophie Devine thwacks fastest-ever Women’s T20 century
The fastest ever women’s T20 century!
— Cricket Wellington (@cricketwgtninc) January 14, 2021
— Dream11 Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) January 14, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Sophie Devine just the fastest EVER women’s T20 century, off just 36 balls 😱👏 https://t.co/XABykOOpKo
— Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (@WBBL) January 14, 2021
🧢 📸 A hat and a snap.
All class from @sophdevine77 post-match. She went and sat with the fan who was hit during her innings.
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 14, 2021
Sophie Devine is an absolute gun, aye #SuperSmashNZ
— Guy Heveldt (@GuyHeveldt) January 14, 2021
The previous record took 38 balls by West Indies batter Deandra Dottin at the Women’s T20 World Cup 2010. https://t.co/XRXAwScOrO
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) January 14, 2021
— Scotty Stevenson (@sumostevenson) January 14, 2021
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