Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
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New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hits 232 not out, smashes women’s ODI record

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hits 232 not out, smashes women’s ODI record

And White Ferns now hold the record for top three totals in one day internationals.

Records tumbled throughout the series in Dublin, which began with New Zealand posting 490 in the first game, the highest ever men's or women's ODI team score.

The 17-year-old Wellingtonian blasted a world high 232 against the hapless Irish in Dublin, then took five for 17 with her leg spin after having a two-minute kip on the physio's table.

The 17-year-old Amelia, opening the New Zealand innings, hit a whopping 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball unbeaten knock that took her side to 440 for 3 after electing to bat first in the third ODI here.

New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr shattered a world batting record in women's one-day worldwide cricket with a blistering 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday.

She is the youngest double centurion in all worldwide cricket.

17-year-old Amelia Kerr blasts 232* to record highest individual score in women's ODIs

New Zealand's Martin Guptill made 237 against West Indies in 2015.

"It was pretty surreal".

Asked if her approach had altered after she reached three figures, Kerr replied: "Not much changed too much; I just wanted to keep batting". The double came in the 46th over, through another boundary shot, off 134 deliveries - also a record in women's ODIs.

"I was a bit sore", Kerr said.

"I didn't get off to a flyer, I had to work hard. I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker, but I couldn't hear because everyone kept clapping".

Kerr had previously scored 174 runs in her fledgling career, the Tawa College student having made her name as a bowler of some talent. Kerr's unbeaten innings makes her only the second woman to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. The White Ferns are about to play England and South Africa in a tri-series.


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