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Sophie Devine hits 36-ball hundred - fastest in women's T20 cricket

This woman cricketer smashed fastest-ever T20 century, find out here Super Smash Twenty20 cricket: Sophie Devine's record-breaking 100 for Wellington Blaze against Otago Sparks
Cary Erickson | 14 January, 2021, 22:28

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine rewrote history when she scored the fastest hundred in women's Twenty20 cricket on Thursday, reaching the milestone in just 36 balls in the domestic Super Smash competition.

Immediately after she had sealed the win, Devine made a point of checking on the girl, who was fine.

In what was her maiden game of the Super Smash tournament, as the 31-year-old returned from the Women's Big Bash League season in Australia. The Kiwi skipper stepped out of 14-day isolation to break the previous record of 38-ball century set by West Indies' Deandra Dottin against South Africa in 2010.

Speaking after the match, Devine told Spark Sport: "I was really nervous this morning".

"For me it was just about playing smart cricket - to know where my gaps were, trying to manipulate the field".

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Devine added: "I felt I knew where they were trying to bowl so if I could manipulate myself around the crease, I could open up areas of the field. Sometimes I can get a little bit carried away, get a bit over-eager and play some rash shots, so it was nice to stick to some decent cricket shots and finish the job".

Earlier in the match, Otago managed to post 128 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

She survived a scare in the first over of the Blaze's innings, when the third umpire couldn't conclusively determine whether she had been run out in a tight call, but went on and made the most of her good fortune.

The Blaze moved ahead of the Auckland Hearts at the top of the table with the win as they continued their hunt for a fourth Super Smash title in a row.

To bring up that 100, Devine smashed a full toss for six, but before she could raise her bat in delight, she realised that the ball had hit a young girl in the head.