Eire’s Amy Hunter celebrated her sixteenth birthday by changing into the youngest participant to hit a world century in Monday’s one-day sport in Zimbabwe.
The Belfast schoolgirl notched 121 not out as Eire made 312-3 after batting first within the closing sport within the sequence.
India’s Mithali Raj held the earlier file when hitting an unbeaten 114 in opposition to Eire on the age of 16 years and 205 days in June 1999.
Shahid Afridi is the youngest man to hit a world century.
Afridi was 16 years and 217 days outdated when he hit 102 in a one-day sport in opposition to Sri Lanka in 1996.
Gaby Lewis scored 78 runs, and Laura Delany hit 68, in Eire’s innings because the guests produced an enormous whole to place themselves in a robust place to clinch the four-match sequence in Harare.
Eire went Monday’s sport 2-1 up after dropping the opening sport within the sequence.
Hunter stated she felt “a bit surreal” after notching the record-breaking century.
“Once I obtained to my hundred, I had no superb what to do,” stated the thrilled teenager, who hit eight fours in her 127-ball innings.
“I did not know whether or not to take the helmet off or maintain it on. It was unbelievable.”
After successful the toss, Zimbabwe’s determination to area backfired badly as Hunter and Lewis produced a 140 partnership after Leah Paul departed when the Irish had reached 40-0.
Hunter and captain Delany then placed on 143 for the third wicket to arrange Eire’s huge rating.