Stats: Sophie Devine sets new batting records during the T20I series against South Africa Women
All the stats and records created by Sophie Devine in the series against South Africa Women
Published - Feb 13, 2020 7:16 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Sophie Devine has been in brilliant touch with the bat before the Women’s T20 World Cup as the all-rounder amassed over 1100 runs across WBBL and Women’s Super Smash tournaments. The newly appointed White Ferns captain put on record-breaking performances during the T20I series against South Africa Women.
After losing the ODI series 0-3, Devine amassed 297 runs with three fifties and a century in the 5-match series. The last game of the series was abandoned without a toss denying the New Zealand skipper from bagging few more records.
All the stats and records created by Sophie Devine in the series against South Africa Women:
1 – Sophie Devine became the first player in the history of T20I format across Men’s and Women’s cricket with fifty-plus scores in five consecutive innings. The previous most was four in a row by Mithali Raj (2016-2018) in Women’s cricket and also the same by Brendon McCullum (2008-2009) and Chris Gayle (in 2012) in Men’s T20I cricket. Devine has 50+ runs in seven of her last eight T20I innings which is also a World record.
2 – Sophie also became the first captain in Women’s cricket with four consecutive fifty-plus scores in the T20I format – 105, 77, 61, 54*. Only Aaron Finch has recorded four consecutive 50+ scores in Men’s T20Is while leading the team.
4 – Sophie Devine became the first player in Women’s cricket to smash four fifty-plus scores in a T20I series/tournament. She is also the first player with four scores of 50+ runs in a bilateral T20I series (Men/Women). Matthew Hayden and Virat Kohli had four 50+ scores in 2007 and 2014 editions of WT20 respectively.
6 – Devine scored at least 50 runs in each of her last six T20I innings against South Africa Women – 105, 77, 61, 54*, 68* and 73. No player before Devine has recorded more than four consecutive 50+ T20I scores against an opponent across both Men’s and Women’s cricket.
7 – Devine became only 2nd player to record as many as seven 50+ scores against an opponent in T20I cricket (Men/Women). Stafanie Taylor has seven 50+ scores across 20 innings against Sri Lanka Women. Virat Kohli’s six fifties against Australia are the most 50+ scores by a player against an opponent in Men’s T20Is.
16 – Number of sixes Sophie smashed during the series against South Africa; the most by any Woman in a T20I series/tournament. She went past Harmanpreet Kaur’s tally of 13 sixes during the 2018 Women’s WT20.
105 – Sophie Devine became the first player to score a century in Women’s T20I cricket on New Zealand soil with the 105-run knock in the 4th match of the series. She is also only the 2nd player to score a century in the T20I format for New Zealand Women. Suzie Bates was the other player with a T20I ton for the White Ferns as she scored 124* in the 2018 Taunton T20I also against South Africa Women.
297 – Devine’s 297 runs in this series against South Africa are the most by a player in any Women’s T20I series/tournament. She went past the 257 runs aggregated by Meg Lanning in the 2014 WT20. Four players scored more than 297 runs in a Men’s T20I series/tournament but only Aaron Finch (306 in Zimbabwe T20I Tri-series, 2018) scored more than Devine while leading the team.