Devine's 36-ball ton sinks Sparks

Sophie Devine
Sophie Devine
Sophie Devine scored a stunning 108 off 38 balls as the Wellington Blaze thrashed the Otago Sparks in聽the Twenty20 Super Smash at University of Otago Oval today.

Chasing Otago's 128-7, the visitors romped home, finishing on 131-0 in the ninth over to win by 10 wickets.聽

Devine's ton come up off just 36 balls and in total she hit nine fours and nine sixes. It is the fastest hundred, in balls faced, in the competition's history.

Maddy Green was with her at the other end on 20 not out.聽

Hayley Jensen top-scored for Otago with 35.

Comments

Fantastic effort , but am still wondering how she was given not out due to a waist high no ball when she had advanced well down the pitch.

Ps . On top of being well down the pitch the bowler wasn't exactly fast. The speed does make a difference . Both the points are covered under law 42.6

6. Dangerous and unfair bowling

(b) Bowling of high full pitched balls

(i) Any delivery, other than a slow paced one, which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.

(ii) A slow delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.

But my main issue was the fact that she had advanced well down the pitch

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