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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ireland's Hunter becomes world's youngest to score an ODI 100

Ireland's Amy Hunter became the world's youngest batter to score an ODI century.

Ireland’s Amy Hunter has celebrated her 16th birthday by becoming the world’s youngest ODI centurion in Cricket history after smashing an undefeated 121 to secure victory against Zimbabwe in Harare.

The Belfast batter - who was playing in only her fourth ODI - broke the record previously held by India's Mithali Raj, scorer of a century against Ireland in 1999 when she was 16 years 205 days.

Hunter's knock, which came from 127 balls and included eight fours, was also the highest score achieved by an Ireland Women batter and set up an 85-run victory - and a 3-1 series success - for her side.

The teenager had smashed just seven runs during her three previous appearances,

Hunter shared partnerships of 104 and 143 respectively with Gaby Lewis (78) and Laura Delany (68) as Ireland amassed their record ODI total of 312-3 after being put in to bat.

Delany and Sophie MacMahon then took two wickets apiece to restrict Zimbabwe to 227-8 in reply.

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