McGlashan bats her way into the record books

IAN ANDERSON
Last updated 20:01 10/01/2014

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Sara McGlashan smashed the ball, the Northern Spirit and the domestic women's cricket records in Hamilton today.

The Auckland Heart star made a staggering 131 not out off just 63 balls in their Twenty20 encounter at Seddon Park.

It's believed in doing so McGlashan - sister of former Black Caps and Northern Knights wicketkeeper-batsman Peter McGlashan - produced the highest individual score, the most sixes in an innings, the fastest century and the equal-fastest half-century in New Zealand women's domestic T20 cricket.

McGlashan also helped Auckland make the highest team score in the competition's brief history, reaching 189 for four in their 20 overs batting first.

Not surprisingly, the Spirit were unable to chase down that target, finishing on 102-7.

"It was one of those innings where for some reason it just feels pretty good early on," McGlashan said.

"I jumped on board with that and tried to play attacking every ball. I rode my luck a wee bit, which is part of cricket."

Batting at No 3, McGlashan came to the wicket near the end of the second over and walloped 12 fours and six sixes in her 72-minute whirlwind.

"We got off to a flier and then we lost a couple of wickets and you start to wonder 'should I be pulling it back a wee bit?'

"But we've got a really good batting lineup and that's what I've enjoyed this season - just knowing I can play an aggressive game with support coming in.

"So I just kept going."

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