Sophie Devine has scored a record-breaking 108 from 38 balls as the Wellington Blaze thrashed the Otago Sparks in the Twenty20 Super Smash.
The White Ferns captain, only just returning to the side on Sunday from a 14-day managed isolation, notched her century off just 36 balls – the fastest hundred in women’s Twenty20 history, beating Deandra Dottin’s 38-ball ton for the West Indies against South Africa in 2010.
Devine’s knock was also the fastest T20 century in New Zealand, beating Tim Seifert’s 40-ball effort for Northern Districts in Mount Maunganui in 2017.
It’s also the third-fastest Twenty20 century by any New Zealander, behind Martin Guptill’s 35-ball ton for Worcestershire against Northamptonshire in 2018 and Scott Styris’ 37-ball century in 2012 for Sussex against Gloucestershire.
Devine had a brief scare on 93 when she was caught at deep midwicket but was saved by a no ball.
Apart from that, it was a dominant showcase from Devine, leading the Blaze to a 10-wicket victory.
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Relive all the action between the Otago Sparks and Wellington Blaze in the Super Smash below:
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