Cricket: Sophie Devine breaks record and South Africa, scoring T20 hundred in Wellington

Sophie Devine's once again proved her credentials as arguably the best T20 batswoman in the world. 

The White Ferns captain has led her side to a comprehensive game-four win over South Africa at Wellington's Basin Reserve. 

Devine hit a blistering 105 runs off 65 balls - her first T20 international ton - as New Zealand piled on 171/2, before skittling South Africa for 102, completing a 69-run win and a series victory the process.

One of the stars of the recent Women's Big Bash League, Devine is rewriting the record books, notching a fifth successive T20 international half-century - a feat no man or woman has previously achieved. 

Devine was admirably supported by Suzie Bates, who scored an unbeaten 47 (46) - the pair combined for a 142-run second-wicket partnership. 

In a display of pure dominance, the right-handed skipper plundered the proteas for 12 fours and three sixes at a strike rate of 162. Devine now averages 99 runs per innings for the series, with a game to play.

"There was [emotion], probably on a few different levels," Devine said.

"To bring up a T20 hundred is always a special occasion, but to have Suzie out there, who I've played a lot of cricket with, and I remember being there for her first T20 international century as well. 

"That was awesome."

The White Ferns bowlers also came to the party, rolling the tourists in 17 overs.

Anna Peterson (3/14) and Jess Kerr (2/17) combined to halt the South African charge and secure New Zealand victory. 

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