The all-rounder of New Zealand women's team, Amelia Kerr had a breathtaking performance in the third ODI match against Ireland to clinch a series win. Star player with the bat, Kerr scored the highest individual score in women's cricket going past Belinda Clark's 229 that came back in 1997 with even taking a five-wicket haul to clean sweep the tour.
The 17-year old cricketer scored 232 runs off 145 deliveries, the highest score in an ODI, she went on to hit boundaries all over the park with not realising the milestone she had claimed. Kerr said, "I had no idea, "I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker but I didn't hear them because everyone was clapping."
Amelia Kerr talked about how difficult it was at the start of the innings but once she started to hammer the boundaries out of the stadium, she had the momentum going "I had to work hard at the start but then once I got through I got going a bit. Put the bad ball away but keep scoring off most balls and then I knew the powerplay was coming soon," the 17-year-old said.
"Once we got to the powerplay with only three out I was going to try and go hard then."
"I didn't think I was actually going to bowl today. I thought Suzie was just going to let me have a rest in the field standing at slip all day," she quipped. But with the wicket offering assistance for her leg-breaks, Kerr went on to bag a five-fer, again, her best efforts in international cricket, this time with the ball. "The pitch was turning which obviously helps me," she added.
"I will sleep well, I have to stay up until 10 o' clock to finish Love Island but then we'll be in bed."
New Zealand women cricket team whitewashed Ireland women by 3-0 in the ODI series that was concluded on June 13. Throughout the series, New Zealand cricket has been outstanding in all the departments. In the coming month, the team will travel to England for a 3-Match ODI series and surely the all-rounder will have a big role to play for her side.