15 Nov 2015

White Ferns dominate first T20i

6:46 pm on 15 November 2015

The New Zealand women's cricket team have beaten Sri Lanka by 102 runs in the first T20 international at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Sophie Devine top scored in Christchurch with 54.

Sophie Devine top scored in Christchurch with 54. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The all rounder Sophie Devine top scored with a 35-ball 54 in the White Ferns' record T20i total of 188 for three.

Both Devine and Sara McGlashan brought up their 1000th T20i career run in the match, before McGlashan retired hurt for 20 after colliding with the bowler, Chamari Attapathu.

Staring at an asking rate of 9.45 per over, the Sri Lankans only reached 86 for six from their 20 overs.

The winning margin was a record for the White Ferns in Twenty20 internationals with the teams now heading to Saxton Oval in Nelson for the final two matches of the series.

The second Twenty20 International starts at four o'clock on Friday November 20.