Amy Hunter: Ireland batter turns 16 by becoming youngest player to hit international ton

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Hunter stated that she didn't know what to do after breaking the record for century.

Amy Hunter, from Ireland, celebrated her 16th birthday with the achievement of becoming the youngest player to reach an international century in Monday’s one-day match in Zimbabwe.

After scoring 121 runs, the Belfast schoolgirl scored 312 runs for Ireland.

India's Mithali Raj holds the record for hitting an unbeaten score of 114 against Ireland in June 1999 at the age 16 years old and 205 days.

Shahid Afridi is currently the youngest man to reach an international century.

Afridi was just 16 years old and had been living in Sri Lanka for 217 days when he scored 102 runs in a one-day match against Sri Lanka in 1996.

Gaby Lewis scored 78 runs and Laura Delany 68 in Ireland's innings. This was a big total that put Ireland in a strong position for Harare to win the four-match series.

After losing the first game of the series, Ireland won Monday's game with a 2-1 victory.

Hunter stated that she felt "a bit surreal", after breaking the century-old record.

The thrilled teenager said, "When I reached my hundred, there was no idea what I should do." She hit eight fours in her 127 ball innings.

"I wasn't sure if I should take it off or keep the helmet on. It was amazing."

After winning the toss Zimbabwe's decision was made to field after Hunter and Lewis won the toss. Leah Paul left when the Irish reached 40-0.

Hunter and captain Delany put on 143 to make Ireland's big score.