Eire’s Amy Hunter turns into youngest worldwide centurion

Eire’s Amy Hunter gestures after scoring a century. — Twitter/IrishWomensCric 
  • Amy Hunter hits eight fours in her 127-ball innings.
  • India’s Mithali Raj earlier held the file with an unbeaten 114. 
  • She is simply the fourth lady to hit an ODI century for Eire. 

HARARE: Eire’s Amy Hunter grew to become worldwide cricket’s youngest centurion on Monday after hanging an unbeaten 121 towards Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday.

Hunter hit eight fours in her 127-ball innings at quantity three and reached her century with a leg-side flick for 4 as Eire sealed a 3-1 collection win in Harare.

The youngest male batter to attain a century in one-day internationals was Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who scored 102 towards Sri Lanka in 1996 aged 16 years and 217 days.

India’s Mithali Raj held the ladies’s file with an unbeaten 114 towards Eire in 1999 on the age of 16 years and 205 days.

Hunter can be youthful than all female and male centurions in Exams and Twenty20 internationals.

“It feels actually good — it’s kind of surreal,” mentioned the schoolgirl from Belfast, Northern Eire, who was named participant of the match.

“I did not actually know what to assume once I was coming as much as my fifty. I simply wished to stay by and get there.

“After I reached my hundred, I had no thought what to do, whether or not to take the helmet off or preserve it on. It was unbelievable.”

Hunter made her worldwide debut towards Scotland in Could aged 15.

She is simply the fourth lady to hit an ODI century for Eire and the primary since 2000, eclipsing Karen Younger’s 120 towards Pakistan that 12 months to submit Eire’s highest particular person rating.

Her historic achievement remarkably comes after her earlier three ODI innings yielded single-figure scores of two, 1 and 4.

Eire’s ladies have been on the fallacious finish of teenage prodigy heroics in 2018 when New Zealand’s 17-year-old Amelia Kerr smashed the very best rating in ladies’s ODIs with an unbeaten 232.

Eire claimed their first bilateral ODI collection win away from dwelling after their 85-run victory.

Hunter’s century propelled the Irish to 312-Three after 50 overs — their highest staff rating in ODIs — and the hosts have been restricted to 227-8.

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