WBBL star's stunning return after mental health break

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Perth Scorchers skipper Sophie Devine needed conscionable 58 deliveries contiguous to bring up her 3rd WBBL century.

Devine deed six sixes and 8 fours astatine a onslaught complaint of 168.33 to pb the Scorchers to a elephantine archetypal innings full of 186 against the Sydney Thunder.

The 32-year-old, who is besides the White Ferns cricket captain, finished with 101 runs aft she was yet dismissed by Thunder skipper Hannah Darlington connected the 60th transportation faced.

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Sophie Devine of the Perth Scorchers brings up 100 (Getty)

Devine's large time retired was besides portion of a 173-run opening basal with Beth Mooney (65 disconnected 54 balls), which made past by becoming the second-highest concern successful WBBL history.

The concern was 2nd lone to Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry's unbeaten opening basal of 199 against the Melbourne Stars successful 2019.

Former Australian cricket prima Mel Jones lauded Devine, who precocious returned to the athletics pursuing clip distant owed to intelligence health.

Devine missed astir of the White Ferns' ODI bid against Australia successful April erstwhile she opted to instrumentality home.

"There's not excessively galore amended sights successful cricket is determination erstwhile Sophie Devine is successful this benignant of mood," Jones told Fox Cricket.

"We've got to punctual ourselves, she took clip disconnected to negociate her intelligence wellness astatine the commencement of the year... she's done that.

"That's a brave telephone arsenic the skipper of the state and heading into a World Cup year.

"To spell away, get everything close and travel backmost retired and pb the Scorchers - this is crisp, crisp hitting."

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