Cricket: Recordbreaking Sophie Devine has eyes only for World Cup victory

A day after her world record feat, White Ferns captain Sophie Devine's still all smiles.

The 30-year-old is still revelling in becoming the first cricketer - man or woman - to score five consecutive T20 international half-centuries.  

"It's a huge honour to do that, but I hope that record gets broken by someone else... a Kiwi would be nice," she insists.

Devine surpassed the long-standing record of four consecutive international fifties by greats such as Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle on her way to her maiden T20 century against South Africa.  

But while that record is nice, winning the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month is the skipper's sole focus. 

"Something that is truly special, if we win a pinnacle event like that," says Devine.

With T20 runscoring world record-holder Suzie Bates also in fine form, New Zealand have become white-hot contenders to lift the trophy for the first time and the skipper's keen to continue leading from the front.      

White Ferns celebrate a wicket against South Africa
White Ferns celebrate a wicket against South Africa. Photo credit: Photosport

"For me, it's about winning competitions, winning series. Winning World Cups has been pretty elusive for me in my career so far. 

"If I happen to pick up a couple of records on the way... but as long as I am getting the trophy at the end of it, that's all I am worried about."

With the final T20 against South Africa in Dunedin on Thursday, the White Ferns have another chance to continue that winning form all the way to the World Cup.