Ireland’s Amy Hunter outperformed Mithali Raj’s kid record on Monday (October 11) to turn into the most youthful player to score an ODI century. She scored an unbeaten 121 off 127, including eight fours, on her sixteenth birthday celebration to control her group to 312/3 preceding the bowlers limited Zimbabwe to 227/8 to secure the game by an agreeable edge of 85 runs.
Monday’s experience was only Hunter’s fourth ODI trip. Mithali Raj is likewise the new record-holder for the most noteworthy individual score by any Ireland ladies hitter, as she bettered Karen Young’s 120, which came against Pakistan in 2000.
The Belfast student obscured Mithali Raj’s record who scored an unbeaten 114, unexpectedly against Ireland at 16 years old years and 205 days in June 1999. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi holds the record in Men’s ODIs, having struck an unbeaten 102 against Sri Lanka in October 1996 at 16 years old years and 217 days.
“It feels great, it’s somewhat strange at the present time,” Mithali Raj said after her Player of the Match execution. “At the point when I was coming up to my fifty, I simply needed to stay by and arrive, then, at that point, when I went to my hundred I didn’t have the foggiest idea what to do, take my protective cap off or keep it on, however it was inconceivable.
Tracker, who had scores of 2, 1 and 4 in the series before the fourth ODI on Monday, conceded that she was more apprehensive for her 50 years. “I felt more apprehensive for my fifty. I didn’t do as such well in the initial three games so I was simply charmed to be out there and move that initial four away and from that point it sort of streamed. From fifty to a hundred felt like it went a lot speedier than from nothing to fifty.”
Mithali Raj third wicket close by captain Laura Delany, who scored 68 off 53, while a vital commitment likewise came from opener Gaby Lewis, who scored 78 of 86. Talking about Delany, who was at the wrinkle when Hunter came to the milestone, she said: “Del’s so steady of me and she generally backs me and advises me to back myself and back my abilities so it was incredible,” Hunter said.