IRISH cricketer Amy Hunter has become the youngest batter to score a century after she completed the feat against Zimbabwe in the international fixture.
Hunter is only 16 since Monday, She hit an unbeaten 121 in Harare to make history as the the youngest male or female to score an international century.
The previous record was held by male Shahid Afridi who in 1996 hit 102 against Sri Lanka at the tender age of 16 and 217 days, while the female was held by Mithali Raj with 114 not out against Ireland aged 16 and 205 days in 1999.
Hunter's 121 was the only century of Ireland's innings as, after being put into bat, they powered to 3-312 from their 50 overs. This is the final match of a four-match series with Ireland 2-1 up going into the match.
Hunter scored the only century of the game of Ireland’s innings after being put into bat, they raced into 3-312 from 50 overs. `This is the final game of a four-match series. Ireland are 2-1 in the tie
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The teenager's runs came off 127 deliveries and included eight fours.
"When I got to my hundred, I had no idea what to do," she said. "I didn't know whether to take the helmet off or keep it on. It was unbelievable."
Hunter made her one-day international debut against Zimbabwe in the first game of the series on October 5, and before today had only amassed seven runs from three innings.
Her international debut came against Scotland at Belfast in May.
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