Alyssa Healy hit an unbeaten 148 against Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday to claim the record for the highest individual score in women’s T20I internationals.
The Australia wicketkeeper-batter surpassed the unbeaten 133 her teammate Meg Lanning hit against England earlier this year, with her 61-ball knock featuring 19 fours and seven sixes.
The opener’s century came from 46 balls, making her ton the second-fastest in women’s T20Is. West Indies’ Deandra Dottin is the record-holder, with her century against South Africa in 2010 arriving from 38 deliveries.
Healy now also holds the record for the fastest T20I hundred by an Australian, clinching the title from Aaron Finch, who managed to reach three figures from 47 balls against England in 2013.
Healy’s knock helped Australia to 226-2 before the hosts restricted Sri Lanka to 94-7 from 20 overs to claim a 132-run victory and seal a 3-0 series win.