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Sport New Zealand's Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland

01:32  14 june  2018
01:32  14 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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

New Zealand 490-4 (50 overs): Bates 151, Green 121, Kerr 81. Ireland : Yet to bat. Scorecard (external site). New Zealand women have smashed the world record for the highest one-day international score by posting a mammoth 490-4 against Ireland .

Amelia Kerr of New Zealand.© Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images Amelia Kerr of New Zealand. New Zealand's Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old.

Kerr batted through the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia's Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a four-four-six sequence from the final three deliveries as New Zealand posted 440 for three.

She hit 31 boundaries and two sixes in her 145-ball knock, then after a 10-minute nap on the physio's table between innings, took 5-17 as Ireland were bowled out for 135 to give the White Ferns a 305-run win and 3-0 series victory.

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Led by centuries from skipper Suzie Bates and Maddy Green, New Zealand Women powered to a record ODI score of 490 for 4, before bowling out Ireland Women for 144 and register a In the process of her quickfire innings, Kerr went on to become the youngest half-centurion for New Zealand .

New Zealand ’ s previous record of 455/5 came against Pakistan at Christchurch in January, 1997. Teenager Amelia Kerr was unbeaten on 81. She hit 15 of the 19 runs New Zealand scored in the final over, but the first-ever 500 in ODIs, men or women, was just a touch far away.

Kerr and Leigh Kasperek, who scored 113, combined for the second largest partnership of all time in women's cricket of 295 runs for the second wicket.

New Zealand's Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland© Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images New Zealand's Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland Kerr, however, said she had no clue when she was batting that the records were tumbling.

"I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker and everyone was clapping but I had no idea," said Kerr, who had not even heard of the previous record holder and was born three years after Clark made her score.

"After my innings, I had a little nap and then went out to field. I was a bit sore," Kerr said. "I didn't think I was going to bowl. I thought Suzie would let me stand at slip all day."

New Zealand, who posted a world record for men and women when they scored 490 for four in the first one-day international, now head to England for a triangular Twenty20 series with the hosts and South Africa.

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