New Zealand captain Sophie Devine smashed the quickest hundred in girls’s Twenty20 cricket on Thursday, reaching the milestone in simply 36 balls within the home Super Smash competitors. Devine, 31, hit 9 sixes and 9 fours in her innings of 108 not out as her Wellington Blaze aspect beat the Otago Sparks by 10 wickets.
The all-rounder broke the earlier file that had stood since 2010 – a 38-ball hundred from West Indian Deandra Dottin.
Devine mentioned she had felt nervous coming again after spending 14 days in isolation following her return from Australia. “Whenever you have a bit of an extended break away from the game, you get nervous about (whether) you can come back into it,” she instructed Spark Sport.
“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.”
One of Devine’s sixes grazed the cheek of a lady who was watching from the grass financial institution on the University Oval in Dunedin. After the match, Devine went to test on the lady, who had an ice pack towards her face however appeared to have prevented any critical harm.