Cricket is a great game, but it isn’t wrong to term it a funny and silly game especially when stats come into play. Stats as in numbers when combined with cricket produce a few unbelievable outcomes and below are a few such stats and records that are near to impossible to break in women’s cricket.
RECORD: YOUNGEST TO AN ODI CENTURY
11th October 2021, Irish cricketer, Amy Hunter on her 16th Birthday surpassed Mithali Raj to become the youngest cricketer to score a one-day international (ODI) century. Zimbabwe won the toss and invited Ireland to bat who lost their opener, Leah Paul early that got Amy Hunter to the middle who on her birthday smashed an unbeaten knock of 121* off 127 balls. Her knock helped Ireland post a strong 312-3 in 50 overs that saw Ireland win the match by 85 runs.
RECORD: YOUNGEST TO AN ODI DOUBLE-CENTURY
Amelia Kerr aged 17 against Ireland in 2018 surpassed Belinda Clark’s 21-year-old record of 229 runs in an innings with an unbeaten knock of 232. Opening for New Zealand, the white fern hit as many as 31 fours and 2 sixes in her 145 ball 232. The Kiwi score was powered to 440/3 and the day saw Amelia Kerr break many records. She didn’t stop there and topped the outing with a fifer registering figures of 5/17.
RECORD: YOUNGEST TO DEBUT
Sajjida Shah from Pakistan aged 12y 178d made her international debut in both Test and One-day cricket. Sajjida didn’t have an instant impact on international cricket and it atleast wasn’t before her 4 for 33 against the Netherlands at home that got her recognition. Her best figures had come in 2003 at the International Women’s Cricket Council Trophy in Amsterdam where she took 7 for 4 as Japan were bowled out for 28 and that’s also another record to her name of best figures in an ODI inning (7-4).
RECORD: CENTURY AND 10 WICKET HAUL IN A TEST MATCH
Australian, Betty Wilson was the first ever cricketer across both men’s and women’s cricket to score a century and get to a 10-wicket haul in the same match. England put Australia to bat first and the Aussies were bowled out for 38. Australia in reply bowled England out for 35 saw Betty Wilson pick a hat-trick and bag figures of 7-7. The second innings saw Betty Wilson get to 100 before she was bowled by Hawes and then claimed 4 more wickets in the 2nd innings. She picked up 11 wickets in the Test match and scored a total of 112 runs. Australia was in a winning position, but the Test match resulted in a draw.
RECORD: HIGHEST RUNS IN AN ODI INNINGS
New Zealand against Ireland in 2018 scored a monstrous total of 490 in their 50 overs. New Zealand opt to bat and it was skipper, Suzie Bates leading from the front. New Zealand had a couple of centurions in Suzie Bates who scored 151 off 94 balls and Maddy Green who scored 121 off 77 balls. Amelie Kerr powered the Kiwis to a strong finish with a 45-ball-81 that saw New Zealand end strong on 490-4. Ireland in reply were bowled out for 144 runs and New Zealand won by 346 runs.