England's Heather Knight first batswoman to script this sensational record
England's Heather Knight showed her value after after scoring a 66-ball 108* in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. She achieved the milestone in the World T20 match against Thailand Women on Wednesday. With this century, the English batswoman became the first player to slam centuries in all formats of the game. Here's more.
Knight gets past 1,000 career T20I runs
Knight also surpassed the 1,000-run mark in T20Is (1,060). She achieved the mark in her 62nd T20I inning. She became the seventh England batswoman and the 31st overall to get past 1,000 career T20I runs. Knight, who hit 13 fours and four sixes, now has 104 fours in the format. She shared an unbeaten 169-run stand alongside Natalie Sciver (59*).
A look at Knight's centuries in women's cricket
Knight had slammed 157 versus Australia in the longest format back in 2013. She then hit a sparkling 106 versus Pakistan in the 50-over format in 2017. The right-handed batswoman followed it up with 108* in T20Is.
Sciver-Knight smash highest World T20 stand
Sciver and Knight's stand for the third wicket is now the highest T20I partnership in ICC Women's T20 World Cup history. Sciver slammed her seventh career T20i fifty. She also raced to 1,332 career T20I runs.
How has the match panned out?
England lost two quick wickets for seven runs. However, Sciver and Knight took Thailand Women by surprise. They perfected the scenario and did remarkably well to put England (176/2) on a position of comfort. The moment belonged to Knight, who took the Thailand bowlers to the cleaners. She showed an exhibition of effortless hitting. In reply, Thailand are struggling at the moment.