Sophie Devine scored 105 off 65 deliveries in opposition to South Africa girls. © Twitter
New Zealand captain Sophie Devine has develop into the primary worldwide cricketer to attain 5 consecutive 50-plus scores in T20I cricket. Sophie achieved the feat on Monday when she performed an excellent knock of 105 in opposition to South Africa in her aspect’s 69-run win. Sophie, 30, had scored 72 in opposition to India final February and adopted it up with unbeaten 54, 61 and 77 earlier within the sequence in opposition to South Africa. The New Zealand batter has surpassed Mithali Raj, Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle who all had 4 straight fifty-plus scores to their identify within the shortest format of the sport.
To spherical out the data, Devine turned simply the second New Zealand girls cricketer to achieve triple figures in T20I cricket, becoming a member of long-time teammate Suzie Bates with the particular milestone.
New Zealand have take an unassailable Three-1 lead within the five-match sequence, the final of which might be performed Thursday in Dunedin.
The final match will mark a special day for Bates and Katey Martin, who will play their first ever recreation at house.