Teenager Kerr smashes record ODI score
Teenager Amelia Kerr made history in Dublin on Wednesday by recording the highest score in a women's one-day international, as New Zealand piled on the runs against Ireland.
Opener Kerr – playing in her 20th ODI – previously had a best of 81 not out, but she turned on the style at Castle Avenue with an unbeaten 232.
Kerr shared a second-wicket stand of 295 with Leigh Kasperek (113) as the White Ferns set a daunting total of 440-3 from their allocation.
The 17-year-old moved past the previous best of 229 by Australia's Belinda Clark in the closing stages, finishing 4-4-6 to set a new world record.
Her sensational knock came off 145 balls and included 31 boundaries and two maximums.
WORLD RECORD for Amelia Kerr— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) June 13, 2018
Highest score in women's ODI cricket!
145 balls, 31 FOURS and 2 SIXES. Carries her bat as WHITE FERNS post 440-3. Card | https://t.co/vLnDXjHzt1 … #IREvNZ pic.twitter.com/thCyASGh4A
Amelia Kerr goes 4-4-6 to set a women’s ODI world-record for the highest ever score at 232* pic.twitter.com/UnecvvBGFG— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) June 13, 2018