List of centurions in ICC Women's T20 World Cup
On Wednesday, England batswoman Heather Knight scored a sparkling unbeaten 108 against Thailand in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. Knight's blitz helped England win the match by 98 runs. This was one of the best innings in the Women's T20 World Cup. On the same note, we present the list of centurions in the coveted tournament over the years.
West Indies' Dottin registered the tournament's maiden ton
Dottin became the first women's cricketer to smash a ton in the global T20 tournament. She achieved the feat against South Africa Women. The match had WI Women reeling at 4/52 at one stage. However, Dottin came in at number six and hit a 45-ball 112*. She slammed seven fours and nine sixes. West Indies went on to win the match thereafter.
Knight becomes the fourth centurion in ICC Women's World T20
Knight became the fourth centurion in the history of the Women's ICC World T20. She joined the likes of Meg Lanning (2014), Deandra Dottin (2010) and Harmanpreet Kaur (2018). Notably, she became the first English player to hit a century in the global tourney.
Meg Lanning boasts of the highest individual score
Australia Women cricketer Meg Lanning was the star of the show against Ireland Women in the 2014 edition of the World T20. She still boasts of the highest individual score in the tournament (126). She hit 18 fours and three sixes in the masterful knock at a rate of 193.84. Her efforts saw Australia post 191/4 and that saw them beating Ireland.
Harmanpreet Kaur was terrific against the White Ferns
Harmanpreet was terrific against New Zealand Women in the 2018 edition of the T20 World Cup. The middle order batsman hit 103 against the White Ferns to help India win by 34 runs. She slammed seven fours and eight sixes at a rate of 201.96. Her blitz helped India Women amass 194/5. In reply, New Zealand managed just 160/9.
Knight steals the show against Thailand Women
Meanwhile, Knight stole the show against Thailand Women with a composed knock. She hit 13 fours and four sixes in the match. She also shared an unbeaten 169-run stand alongside Natalie Sciver (59*). With this century, the English batswoman became the first player to slam centuries in all formats of the game. She became the seventh England batswoman to slam 1,000-plus T20I runs.