The New Zealand women's cricket team have made a record start to their three match Twenty20 series against India with Sophie Devine scoring the fastest T20 international half-century in women's cricket.
Devine, who was deputising for regular captain, Suzie Bates, who missed the match with a stomach bug, reached her half century in 18 balls before being caught for 70 off just 22 deliveries.
She hit five fours and eight sixes in her innings.
It was Devine's second Twenty20 International half-century and broke West Indian Deandra Dottin's fastest Twenty20 International 50 world record, which had stood at 22 balls, set in 2009.
Having dismissed India for 125 the White Ferns cruised to an emphatic eight-wicket victory with 45 balls to spare.
Afterwards Devine said "it was my day today, everything I hit seemed to come off. There were a few hockey swings out there, but when it's your day, you've got to make the most of it."
"The most important thing is we got the win after being pipped in the One-Day International Series,"
The second match of the series is tomorrow.