New Zealand Women’s cricketer registers a double ton, claims five-wicket haul in an ODI

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr broke Australia's Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record of 229 not out against Denmark.

Amelia Kerr scored a Women's ODI record of 232 not out for New Zealand against Ireland in Dublin | Getty

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr struck the highest individual score in Women's ODIs with an unbeaten 232 against Ireland in the third ODI in Dublin on Wednesday (June 13). With her herculean innings, Kerr broke Australia's Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record of 229 not out against Denmark.

Opening the innings, Kerr became just the second women cricketer and seventh overall to cross the 200-run barrier in one-day international cricket.

The Wellington-born player hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball innings. At 17 years and 243 days, Kerr also became the youngest double-centurion in international cricket across genders.

Kerr's 232 is the third highest individual score in all ODIs after Rohit Sharma's 264 for India against Sri Lanka in 2014 and Martin Guptill's 237* against West Indies during the 2015 World Cup quarter-final.

Kerr’s 295-run stand with Leigh Kasperek (113) for the second wicket helped the White Ferns to post 440-3 in 50 overs. While defending the mammoth total, Amelia Kerr scalped 5 for 17 with her leg-spin as New Zealand skittled Ireland for 135 to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.


By Salman Anjum - 14 Jun, 2018

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