Sensational Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand's rout of Ireland

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

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

Her unbeaten 232, set when batting through the entire White Ferns innings, set a new benchmark for the highest score in women's ODI history.

Kerr, who now holds the record for the highest ever individual score in women's ODI cricket, broke a 21-year-old record which was earlier held by the Australian Belinda Clark.

The 17-year-old hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball knock as she led New Zealand to a score of 440/3 in 50 overs.

Kerr batted through the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia´s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a four-four-six sequence from the final three deliveries as New Zealand posted 440 for three.

Before Wednesday, Amelia's highest score was 81 not out and that was her lone fifty-plus innings.


Kerr's 232 is the third-best in all ODI cricket, after Rohit Sharma's 264 for India against Sri Lanka in 2014 and fellow New Zealander Martin Guptill's 237no against Windies during the 2015 World Cup.

Kerr, who had only scored 174 runs in her career previously with a highest ODI score of 30, was promoted to open.

Kerr then took a five-wicket haul (5/17) as Ireland were bowled out for 135 to hand New Zealand a massive 305-run victory. Both Kerr and Amy together stitched a 295-run partnership for the second wicket. Amy Satterthwaite (61 off 45 balls) and Kerr provided the team with a ideal start, scoring 113 for the first wicket.

In the context of how the stand panned out, Kasperek's 105-ball 113 was a modest attempt at run-making as Kerr effortlessly accumulated boundaries by the dozen.

In the second ODI, they had posted 418.

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