A total of 258 runs not out in a 40-over cricket match is a remarkable performance in anyone's books. But when it is achieved by a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Pretoria, it is even more extraordinary.
Opening batswoman Mignon du Preez hit 16 sixes and 25 fours with a run rate of over two runs per ball in her innings during a provincial under-13 match between Gauteng and Gauteng North in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Saturday.
Experts believe this could be a world record in women's cricket, The Star newspaper reported on Monday.
Her father, Jacques, who is a Gauteng North junior cricket coach, said his daughter fell in love with the game when she was four-years-old.
Three years ago, the country's provinces instituted girls' teams and now Mignon has been chosen to represent South Africa at the girls' world under-19 championships in New Zealand in March.
Her participation, however, depends on her finding 20,000 rand ($2,000) to cover her expenses. "If she had been a boy she would have had full sponsorship by now," her father said.
This is article in Espnstar website and i saw a couple of articles about her here in newspapers. I still can't beleive that she made that many:O:O