Deandra becomes the first woman cricketer to score 2 T20I centuries    Getty Images
Deandra becomes the first woman cricketer to score 2 T20I centuries Getty Images

West Indies‘ destructive all-rounder Deandra Dottin set yet another record as she became the first woman cricketer to hit two hundreds in T20Is. Dottin was also the first woman cricketer to hit a century in the shortest format of the game, hitting a 38-ball 100 back in 2010, which was the fastest in women s cricket. Apart from Deandra, only three cricketers Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Evin Lewis have hit two centuries each in T20Is.

Deandra’s powerful innings guided West Indies to a victory despite their low score. West Indies Women posted 159 for 6 in the third T20I against Sri Lanka Women. The second-highest run-getter in the innings was opener Hayley Matthews with 34. None of the others reached double figures. Deandra scored 112 off 67 deliveries, hitting 9 fours and 5 sixes in the process, which was 70.4 per cent of her team’s score.

Deandra Dottin: The explosive Caribbean
Deandra Dottin: The explosive Caribbean

Later, Hayley’s 4 for 18 restricted Sri Lanka Women to 128 for 5 at the end of their 20 overs, handing West Indies a 31-run victory in the match. Deandra was adjudged both Player of the Match and Player of the Series. Sghe scored 154 runs and bagged a wicket in the series. With the victory, West Indies Women whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series.