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Sophie Devine returns with 58-ball century

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Sophie Devine blasted the fastest ODI century by a New Zealand woman as the WHITE FERNS amassed 418 against Ireland in game two of the One Day International series in Dublin on Sunday.

 

The Wellington Blaze all-rounder struck six-sixes and 13-fours in her 58-ball century, which bettered the previous record by 14 deliveries and is second only to Meg Lanning’s 50-ball ton for the fastest in world cricket.

As they did in game one, the bowlers backed up the batting effort, dismissing Ireland for 112 to secure a 306 run-victory.

Opening bowlers Holly Huddleston and Lea Tahuhu claimed a pair of wickets each, alongside braces for spinners Anna Peterson and Amelia Kerr, as the hosts were bowled out in the 36th over.

Earlier, Maddy Green backed up her maiden century with a polished 35-ball fifty, while stand-in captain Amy Satterthwaite chipped in with 48, alongside handy contributions by Anna Peterson (46) and Bernadine Bezuidenhout (43).

The final game of the series is at Clontarf on Wednesday.