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ICC T20 World Cup | Sophie Devine to Break Record for the Fastest Ever Century at World Cup: Mel Jones

Devine is in the form of her life and scored a maiden T20 international century, a brutal 105 from 65 balls against South Africa in Wellington, a knock which featured 12 fours and three sixes.

IANS |February 18, 2020, 2:48 PM IST
ICC T20 World Cup | Sophie Devine to Break Record for the Fastest Ever Century at World Cup: Mel Jones

World Cup winner Mel Jones feels the Women's T20 World Cup will see West Indian Deandra Dottin's record for the fastest ever century to be broken by New Zealand captain Sophie Devine.

"My bold prediction is that Deandra Dottin's 38-ball hundred might just go this World Cup and if it does I think it will be Sophie Devine," Jones said on this week's episode of The Unplayable Podcast as quoted by www.cricket.com.au.

"There is no ground big enough for her and she's the leading wicket-taker in T20s with the ball for New Zealand as well.

"She has just this presence, she's captain now so I think definitely her from New Zealand (is one to watch)."

Devine is in the form of her life and scored a maiden T20 international century, a brutal 105 from 65 balls against South Africa in Wellington, a knock which featured 12 fours and three sixes.

"Yes, you've got big X-factor players like an Ash Gardner coming in and just bombing sixes left, right and centre and that might get you over the line but it might be a four-ball spell somewhere in the middle that changes the game.

"Fielding, as always, is critical - if you don't bring you're A game there you won't get through. I think you can look back over it and say the little moments in games right throughout where someone in the team put their hand up and won it and collectively that will get them over the line," Jones said.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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