New Zealand captain, Sophie Devine registered the fastest century in the women’s T20I history as she smashed her hundred off just 36 balls in a domestic match for Wellington Blaze. The previous record for the fastest century was held by West Indian, Deandra Dottin who brought up her century in just 38 balls in 2010.
Devine smashed nine sixes and nine fours in her unbeaten knock of 108 runs off just 38 balls. Wellington chased 129 runs in just 8.4 overs to thrash Otago Sparks by 10 wickets in the Super Smash encounter. It was Devine’s first innings after she completed her two week quarantine, having arrived from Australia ,playing for Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League.
“I was really nervous this morning. Whenever you have an extended break away from the game, you get nervous about whether you can come back into it,” she said. “So it was just nice to spend some time in the middle and get a few out of the screws.”
Chris Gayle holds the record for fastest century in Men’s cricket, which he brought up in just 30 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL against Pune Warriors.
One of Sophie Devine’s sixes hit a young girl in the crowd, and the New Zealand captain spoke with her after the match concluded as she spent some time sitting with her and clicking photographs.
🧢 📸 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 also seen to be giving her cap to the young kid, as she spent precious time with her.