Devine does it again

For the second time this weekend the Central Hinds have felt the wrath of Sophie Devine, as they suffered a four wicket loss to the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park, Wellington.

Devine blasted her way to 108 off 62 balls to lead the way in the Blaze’s successful pursuit of the Hinds’ first innings score of 218 for four.

The home side had looked vulnerable at 49 for two in the 14th over, but the arrival of Devine changed everything.

The skipper crushed a whopping 11 fours and six sixes in her innings and brought up her century off a lightening quick 60 balls. The innings comes after Devine also smashed 71 when the two sides met on Friday for their Twenty20 encounter.

Devine found assistance from openers Lucy Doolan (44) and Rebecca Burns (21), before Thamsyn Newton (8) saw out the match after 41.2 overs.

Michelle Bunkall was the best of the bowlers and had statisticss of two for 38 from ten overs.

Earlier, Sara McGlashan had led her side past 200 to set the Blaze a challenging total.

The number three cracked six fours and showed all her class over the 139 balls innings. Just 15 away from triple digits she finally succumbed lbw after 43.6 overs.

She found willing helpers in Rachel Priest (49) and Kate Broadmore (31*), but with the mood that Devine was in, even 218 wasn’t enough.

Sonya Thompson was effective with the ball in hand and finished with figures of four for 50 from nine overs.
The result sees the sides share the two matches over the weekend one-all.

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