Sophie Devine is a batting all-rounder, who plays for New Zealand. She has played over 110 international matches and has scored more than 5,000 runs in One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. She plays for Wellington Blaze in Super Smash T20.
New Zealand woman cricketer and batting all-rounder, Sophie Devine, has scripted a record for herself. She has struck the fastest century in the Twenty20 (T20) format by a woman cricketer.
During the Super Smash T20, she slammed a 36-ball century while playing for Wellington Blaze, against Otago Sparks, which the former won by ten wickets. She went past the previous record, held by Deandra Dottin of the Windies, who had done so in 38 deliveries, in 2010.
What have we just witnessed! 🤯— Cricket Wellington (@cricketwgtninc) January 14, 2021
The fastest ever @SuperSmashNZ 💯
108 off 38 balls - @sophdevine77 is back! 👊
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One of the best innings you will see.— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 14, 2021
Making her return from injury against the Otago Volts, Sophie Devine has clobbered a T20 century off just 36 balls!
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Following her feat, Sophie told Spark Sport, “Whenever you have a bit of an extended break away from the game, you get nervous about (whether) you can come back into it. So it was just (nice) to spend some time in the middle and get a few out of the screws. Sometimes I can get a little bit carried away ... and I get a bit over-eager and play some rash shots, so it was nice to stick to some decent cricket shots today and finish the job.”
During her innings, she also nearly hit a little girl on her cheek with one of her sixes. However, New Zealand’s Twitter handle showed that the girl avoided a severe injury, as the ball brushed her cheeks, while Sophie later checked on her and even posed for a photograph.
🧢 📸 A hat and a snap.— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 14, 2021
All class from @sophdevine77 post-match. She went and sat with the fan who was hit during her innings.
Reports say the kid is doing well 🏏#SuperSmashNZ #CricketNation pic.twitter.com/26SMPM5tU8
Sophie happens to be a renowned all-rounder for New Zealand, having players more than 100 international matches, in the limited-overs circuit and scoring over 5,000 runs. She made her debut in 2006, while she has also represented the Supernovas in the Indian Women’s T20 Challenge.
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Last Updated Jan 16, 2021, 1:26 PM IST