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

Ruben Hill
June 13, 2018

Kerr's unbeaten innings makes her only the second woman to score a double hundred in ODI cricket.

Interestingly, New Zealand (490 for four) in the first ODI of the series broke their own 21-year-old women's ODI record of 455 for five scoring, made against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997. Kerr carried her bat through and her innings was studded with 31 fours and two sixes.

Kerr broke Clarke's 20-year-old record as the White Ferns scored 440-3 in Dublin on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) before dismissing Ireland for less than 150 to secure a 305-run win. The stand is also the women's ODI record for second wicket anda New Zealand record for any wicket. In the first ODI on Friday, New Zealand women had scored the all-time highest score in 50-overs format's history by piling up 490/4. The partnership lasted from the 15th to the 48th over.

If her record-breaking innings was not enough, Kerr then took 5-17 (seven overs) with her leg-breaks as the White Ferns bowled out the Irish for 135.

Amelia Kerr in action against Ireland Women
Amelia Kerr in action against Ireland Women

Kerr, whose previous career-best was 81 not out against the same opposition in the series opener, registered her maiden century only off 77 balls.

With Sophie Devine rested and captain Suzie Bates dropping down the batting order, Kasperek and, to a lesser extent, Amy Satterthwaite, also cashed in. Amy Satterthwaite (61 off 45 balls) and Kerr provided the team with a flawless start, scoring 113 for the first wicket.

In the second ODI, they had posted 418.

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