Yes, the headline is correct. The incident happened during the Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes clash at Adelaide in the Women’s Big Bash League on Tuesday. And the unlucky batswoman is Sophie Devine of Adelaide Strikers.
Devine scored a brilliant 99* to take Adelaide Strikers Women to 189/5 in the 20 overs. She tried her best to reach her ton in the last over of the innings. But she managed just 22 runs to remain not out on 99. Sophie Devine was batting on 77 by the end of 19th over.
She slammed 4, 6, 2, 6, 2, 2 in the last over bowled by Heather Knight to remain not out on 99. She cracked 10 fours and 4 sixes during her entertaining knock. Tahila McGrath played a good supporting role with a knock of 63.
However, Hobart Hurricanes gave a good fight chasing a target of 190. Smriti Mandhana of India slammed 25-ball 52 with 7 fours and 3 sixes to set the platform for the chase. Georgia Redmayne looked set to take Hurricanes home, but Sarah Coyte conceded just 7 runs in the last over to help Adelaide tie the match and force a super over. Redmayne remained unbeaten on 54*.
Hurricanes batted first in the super over, and managed just 12 runs with Mandhana knocking a six off the first ball. But Devine was on top of her game. She slammed two sixes and a four in three balls to chase down 13 in the super over and win the match for her team.
Overall, Sophie Devine scored 115 runs in the match and remained unbeaten throughout. She scored 99* in the Adelaide innings and 16* runs in the super over. But unfortunately, she does not get a century credited to her name as she did not score a ton in the Adelaide innings.
This was perhaps the first instance when a cricketer does not get a ton credited despite scoring more than 100 runs in a T20 match as cricket rule takes into account scores made in particular innings and not in two bifurcated innings, including a super over.