Chloe Tryon records the highest strike-rate ever in an International innings

Chloe Tryon records the highest strike-rate ever in an International innings

Chloe Tryon scored an unbeaten 32 in just seven balls with four sixes and two fours.

Chloe Tryon
South African batter, Chloe Tryon. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

India’s Men and Women teams showing their dominance over the South Africans as both won their respective ODI series which was the first time for both in South Africa. Both the teams recorded similar results when they played on the same day with the Indian Men’s team winning their 3rd and 5th ODIs when the Women’s team defeated the home side in the 2nd ODI and the first T20I. Interestingly, both lost on Saturday when they played 4th ODI and 3rd ODI respectively.

In their way of making history, both the teams conceded records to the South African teams which will remain for quite a time. In the 4th ODI game of the Men’s ODI series, Andile Phehlukwayo hit three sixes and a four in his 5-ball innings in which he scored 23 runs. His strike-rate of 460 in the innings is the best for any player who faced a minimum of five balls in an International game in both Men’s Cricket and Women’s Cricket. In this process, he surpassed Dwayne Smith’s 7-ball 29 at an S/R of 414.28 in the WT20 2007 against Bangladesh also in Johannesburg.

In the first T20I between South Africa and India Women, the home team’s all-rounder Chloe Tryon scored an unbeaten 32 in just seven balls with four sixes and two fours. She scored an S/R of 457.14 in the innings to help South Africa to finish on 164/4 in the 20 overs. Tryon’s S/R in this innings is the highest S/R in an International innings in both Men’s and Women’s cricket. Dwayne Smith’s S/R of 414.28 during his 7-ball 29 was the previous highest in 25+ runs scored International innings.

Record run-chase in Women’s T20I cricket:

The home team couldn’t take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match T20I despite posting on a big total at the Potchefstroom. The Indian Women’s team chase down the 165-run target quite comfortably with seven wickets and seven balls to spare. This is also the 2nd highest successful run-chase in Women’s T20I cricket behind England Women’s 179 against Australia in the 2017 Women’s Ashes series. As many as 15 sixes were hit during the T20I between South Africa and India which are the most in a Women’s T20I surpassing the 14 sixes in the 2010 T20I between West Indies and South Africa at Basseterre. South Africa and India Women hit eight and seven sixes respectively in the game which are the most by them in a T20I.