White Ferns vs South Africa: Maiden century, world file for Sophie Devine


Boom: Another white ball goes flying from White Ferns captain Sophie Devine's bat at the Basin Reserve.

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Growth: One other white ball goes flying from White Ferns captain Sophie Devine’s bat on the Basin Reserve.

The Sophie Devine superlatives have virtually run out, as her relentless starvation for large scores solely will increase.

New Zealand’s captain was as soon as once more the headline act on the Basin Reserve on Monday, and what a headline she wrote as Devine’s maiden Twenty20 worldwide century led the White Ferns to a sequence victory over South Africa with a sport to spare.

In her 87th T20 worldwide, Devine’s blistering 105 off 65 balls was her first ton as she led the Ferns to 171-2. South Africa, who pipped the hosts the day before today, by no means acquired shut as they had been skittled for 102, New Zealand successful sport 4 by 69 runs.

Ton up: Sophie Devine cracks her first T20 international century off 63 balls, against South Africa at the Basin Reserve.

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Ton up: Sophie Devine cracks her first T20 worldwide century off 63 balls, towards South Africa on the Basin Reserve.

Devine additionally etched her identify into the file books with a fifth successive T20 worldwide half-century. Nobody within the ladies’s or males’s sport had achieved that, as she overtook India’s Mithali Raj and two different T20 giants Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle who all did 4 in a row.

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South Africa's skipper Dane van Niekerk rushes to congratulate Sophie Devine on her first T20 international century.

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South Africa’s skipper Dane van Niekerk rushes to congratulate Sophie Devine on her first T20 worldwide century.

AT A GLANCE

Fourth Twenty20 worldwide at Basin Reserve, Wellington:

White Ferns 171-2 off 20 overs (Sophie Devine 105, Suzie Bates 47no; Shabnim Ismail 1-21) beat South Africa 102 off 17 overs (Lizelle Lee 25; Anna Peterson Three-14, Jess Kerr 2-17) by 69 runs.

Well batted: White Ferns captain Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates added 142 for the second wicket, their fifth century stand in T20 internationals.

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Nicely batted: White Ferns captain Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates added 142 for the second wicket, their fifth century stand in T20 internationals.

DEVINE FORM

Sophie Devine’s file run of T20 worldwide scores:

72 (off 52 balls) v India, Hamilton

Spinner Anna Peterson did the early damage for New Zealand to ensure no hope for South Africa in the fourth T20.

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Spinner Anna Peterson did the early injury for New Zealand to make sure no hope for South Africa within the fourth T20.

54no (32) v South Africa, Mount Maunganui

61 (43) v South Africa, Hamilton

77 (57) v South Africa, Wellington

105 (65) v South Africa, Wellington