On her 16th birthday, Amy Hunter of Ireland becomes the youngest centurion in international cricket.


On Monday, Ireland Women’s batter Amy Hunter made history by being the youngest player in international cricket history to achieve a century. Hunter produced a spectacular knock in the game between Ireland Women and Zimbabwe Women, etching her place in the history books.

In only her fourth ODI, Hunted celebrated her 16th birthday by scoring her first-ever international ton. With the wicket, she became the youngest player in international cricket history to attain triple digits. Hunter eclipsed Mithali Raj’s record of 16 years and 205 days when she made her debut more than two decades ago, when she was 16 years and 205 days old.

Amy Hunter became only the fourth batter in Ireland Women’s history to score a century, and the first since 2000. She finished with a score of 121* from just 127 balls, including eight boundaries. Hunter’s score is the highest by an Irish women’s player in an ODI match.

Amy Hunter, after reaching a century for Ireland Women, said it was incredible.

Amy Hunter’s hundred helped her beat the record set by Mithali Raj

Amy Hunter was overjoyed to hit the century mark, which helped her create history. She admitted that she was more frightened before hitting her half-century than she was as she approached the tremendous achievement of attaining her first 100. After her inning, Hunter said:

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