ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: New Zealand’s Sophie Devine becomes initial lady to impact 9 sixes in an ODI innings

During her 93-run innings, Sophie Devine crushed 7 bounds and available 9 sixes. (Source: Twitter)

New Zealand’s Sophie Devine became a initial lady to strike 9 sixes in an ODI innings after hammering discerning 93 runs off only 41 balls, assisting her side register a gentle win opposite Pakistan in a ICC Women’s World Cup compare during County Ground in Taunton on Saturday. Devine played a peppery strike though missed out on a fastest century in Women’s ODIs.

During her 93-run innings, she crushed 7 bounds and available 9 sixes, apropos a initial batswoman in women’s ODI story to strike limit sixes in a match. She surpasses South Africa’s Lizelle Lee, who has crushed 7 maximums on dual occasions. Lee initial crushed 7 sixes opposite Bangladesh in Jan 12, 2017 while a other came opposite India in a ongoing World Cup. Other women cricketers to strike 5 or some-more sixes in an innings are Natalie Sciver (6), Chole Tryon (6) and Chamari Atapattu (6).

Earlier, Pakistan captain Sana Mir won a toss and inaugurated to bat, though their batting choice couldn’t settle in a center as a wickets kept descending during unchanging intervals. As a result, a women in immature were bowled out for 144 runs in 46.5 overs.

ICC quoted Divine as saying, “100 is only a number, it’s humorous how 7 some-more runs is a large deal, though during a finish of a day a win is a many critical thing in a World Cup.

“A lot of work goes in behind a scenes, my physique substantially lends itself to some-more power-hitting in a game, though it was only my day.” she said.

The Kiwis reached their aim in 15 overs with 8 wickets in hand. They will face now face a hosts England during Derby on Wednesday.

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