Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes world’s youngest ODI centurion, overtakes Mithali Raj’s record | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Ireland‘s Amy Hunter on Monday turned the youngest participant to attain an ODI century, placing an unbeaten 121 to take her aspect to a win towards Zimbabwe on her sixteenth birthday, bettering the record beforehand held by India’s Mithali Raj.
The schoolgirl from Belfast overtook the record beforehand held by India’s Mithali Raj, who scored 114 not out towards Ireland on the age of 16 years and 205 days in June 1999.

Hunter, enjoying solely her fourth ODI, struck proper boundaries in her 127-ball knock as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 85 runs.
Indian veteran Raj held the ladies’s record with an unbeaten 114 towards Ireland in 1999 on the age of 16 years and 205 days.

Raj, 38, continues to play within the ODI and Test codecs, main the Indian groups in each.
“It feels really good — it’s a bit surreal,” stated {the teenager} from Northern Ireland.
“I didn’t really know what to think when I was approaching my fifty. I just wanted to stick by and get there.

“When I reached my hundred, I had no concept what to do, whether or not to take the helmet off or maintain it on. It was unbelievable.”
Hunter made her international debut against Scotland in May aged 15.
She is just the fourth woman to hit an ODI century for Ireland and the first since 2000.
The youngest male batter to score an ODI century remains Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who scored 102 against Sri Lanka in 1996 aged 16 years and 217 days.

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