Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Sensational Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand's rout of Ireland

Sensational Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand's rout of Ireland

By the time New Zealand's innings came to a close, Kerr had 31 fours [and just two sixes] to her name in an epochal performance that saw the Irish bowlers enjoy another day to erase from memory as swiftly as possible. The 17-year-old scored unbeaten 232 to break Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record of 229.

White Ferns teenager Amelia Kerr has smashed her way into cricketing folklore with a world record knock.

DUBLIN: New Zealand´s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day worldwide against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old.

Amelia Kerr smashes the highest score in women's ODI cricket.

Kerr finished the innings with a four-four-six sequence to surpass former Australian captain Clark's 229 not-out, set against Denmark in 1997.

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Kerr, whose highest ODI score before this series had been 30, signed for Kia Super League side Southern Vipers in May. Both Kerr and Amy together stitched a 295-run partnership for the second 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. But that too was brought to a close by the midway stage, when Kerr cleaned her up to pick the first of her five wickets. Una Raymond-Hoey led the way for the hosts, with 42 runs from 68 balls before being dismissed by Kerr, who also claimed four of the last five wickets.

In the second ODI, they had posted 418.

With the total of 440, New Zealand once again crossed the 400-run mark in the ongoing series.

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