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Suzie Bates en route her world record © Getty Images

New Zealand captain Suzie Bates now has most runs in Women’s T20 Internationals (2,639). Bates went past England‘s Charlotte Edwards‘ previous record of 2,605 runs during her 66-ball 124 not out against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday. Bates reached her world record with a single off Shabnim Ismail, in the second ball of the 16th over during New Zealand’s carnage. New Zealand set a world record total of 216 for 1 in 20 overs (England Women surpassed the record in hours). South Africa finished on 150 for 6. Only seven cricketers have crossed 2,500 runs in Women’s T20Is. Here if the list:

2,500 runs in Women’s T20Is
Player Team R Ave 100s 50s
Suzie Bates New Zealand 2,639 30.33 1 17
Charlotte Edwards England 2,605 32.97 12
Stafanie Taylor West Indies 2,582 37.42 20
Meg Lanning Australia 2,105 34.50 1 11
Sarah Taylor England 2,091 29.45 15
Deandra Dottin West Indies 2,039 25.81 2 9
Mithali Raj India 2,026 36.83 14

Bates also became the seventh cricketer to score a hundred in Women’s T20Is. In fact, she finished 2 behind the world record of 126, set by Meg Lanning against Ireland at Sylhet in the 2014 World T20. Here is a complete list of hundreds in Women’s T20Is.

100s in Women’s T20Is
Scores Player Team Against Venue Season
126 Meg Lanning Australia Ireland Sylhet 2013-14
124* Suzie Bates New Zealand South Africa Taunton 2018
124 Danni Wyatt England India Mumbai 2017-18
117* Beth Mooney Australia England Canberra 2017-18
116* Shandre Fritz South Africa Netherlands Potchefstroom 2010-11
116 Tammy Beaumont England South Africa Taunton 2018
112* Deandra Dottin West Indies South Africa Basseterre 2010
112 Deandra Dottin West Indies Sri Lanka Coolidge 2017-18
100 Danni Wyatt England Australia Canberra 2017-18

Note: Deandra Dottin and Danni Wyatt have scored two hundreds each.

Bates added 182 for the opening wicket with Sophie Devine. This is also a new world record for any wicket in Women’s T20Is. Bates and Devine went past the 170 set by Shandre Fritz and Trisha Chetty of — ironically — South Africa, against Netherlands at Potchefstroom, way back in 2010-11.

Here is the list of highest partnerships in Women’s T20Is. Three of the top six have happened at Taunton, two of which were set on Wednesday.

Highest partnerships in Women’s T20Is
Stands Wicket Players Team Against Venue Season
182 1 Suzie Bates Sophie Devine New Zealand South Africa Taunton 2018
170 1 Shandre Fritz Trisha Chetty South Africa Netherlands Potchefstroom 2010-11
163* 1 Lizelle Lee Dane van Niekerk South Africa Pakistan Sylhet 2013-14
147* 4 Kate Blackwell Karen Rolton Australia England Taunton 2005-06
147 1 Tammy Beaumont Laura Winfield England Pakistan Bristol 2016
147 1 Tammy Beaumont Danni Wyatt England South Africa Taunton 2018

Note: The highest partnership for any wicket other than the first is an unbroken 147, between Kate Blackwell and Karen Rolton of Australia, against England at Taunton, back in 2005-06.