Sensational Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand's rout of Ireland

Paola Ditto
Giugno 14, 2018

New Zealand's Amelia Kerr created history on Wednesday when broke a record that was set even before she was born, scoring a double hundred against Ireland at Dublin.

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

The Australian was the first person to score a double hundred in ODI cricket when she amassed 229 against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997. 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.

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

Before her record breaking score, the Wellington Blaze all-rounder had only managed 174 ODI runs in her fledgling career.

She also hit the second most boundaries in an ODI innings, behind Rohit Sharma's 33 in his 264.

Kerr, whose 295-run stand with Leigh Kasperek (113) for the second wicket helped the White Ferns to 440-3, then claimed 5-17 with her leg-spin as New Zealand skittled Ireland for 135 to seal a 3-0 series whitewash.

Kerr's previous best with the bat had been 81 not out in the first ODI against Ireland on June 8, while her best bowling figures were 4-42 against Pakistan in November, 2016.

Satterthwaite, who scored 61, including 10 fours, from 45 balls, and Kerr posted 113 for the opening wicket.

Thanks to Kerr's fantastic innings New Zealand posted a mammoth total of 440/3 against Ireland.

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