Woman belts fastest ever T20 ton

SAINT KITTS: West Indies cricketer Deandra Dottin has smashed the fastest ever Twenty20 international century by a man or a woman in the opening game of the women''s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.

The Barbadian reached three figures in just 38 balls, hitting nine sixes and five fours as the hosts beat South Africa by 17 runs at Warner Park, St Kitts.

Dottin, batting at number six, beat the record held by compatriot Chris Gayle.