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.
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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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.
Sophie Devine’s file run of T20 worldwide scores:
72 (off 52 balls) v India, Hamilton
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