The Hundred Women: Tammy Beaumont scripts history, becomes tournament's first-ever centurion

On August 14, Tammy Beaumont scored a magnificent century, launching into a relentless onslaught right from the beginning

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In a brilliant display of skill and class, England's seasoned opener, Tammy Beaumont, etched her name in history during the Women's Hundred match while captaining Welsh Fire against Trent Rockets.

Beaumont's explosive century, which is the first-ever in the 100-ball tournament's women's edition, stands tall as the highest individual score in the competition's history, men or women. The batter achieved this remarkable feat in just 52 deliveries.

On August 14, Tammy Beaumont emerged, launching into a relentless onslaught right from the beginning. While her partner Sophia Dunkley watched in awe, Beaumont exhibited an outstanding display of dominance. Despite the efforts of Alana King, Beaumont's brilliance remained exceptional. The ferocity was most apparent against Bryony Smith, who was ruthlessly treated and conceded 52 runs off her 20 balls.

Beaumont's remarkable innings concluded with 20 boundaries and a couple of sixes. Her brilliant knock secured her a place as the third centurion in the Hundred's history, following Will Jacks and Will Smeed, who accomplished the feat in the men's competition last year.

Notably, Beaumont's dynamic contribution propelled Welsh Fire to an imposing total of 181 runs. Despite a swift start from Rockets' openers Lizelle Lee and Bryony Smith, the target proved impossible, and they managed only 140/5. This victory marked Welsh Fire women's fourth win, cementing their position at the top of the points table.

This season of the Hundred Women's has been a roller-coaster ride with some amazing matches and some individual flashes of brilliance. And with the tournament only at its midpoint, fans can brace themselves for even more electrifying performances from their star players as all the teams would be fighting for the ultimate glory.

As fans and enthusiasts admire Beaumont's extraordinary display of batting, it's clear that her brilliant century will be etched in the annals of cricketing history. This remarkable achievement not only underscores her prowess as a batter but also sets a new benchmark for excellence in the evolving landscape of women's cricket.

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