New Zealand's Amelia Kerr hits 232 to smash women's ODI record
New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17year-old. amp;#xa0;
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. amp;#xa0;
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. amp;#xa0;
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. amp;#xa0;Kerr, however, said she had no clue when she was batting that the records were tumbling. amp;#xa0;
“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. amp;#xa0;
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“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.
New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hits out at Clontarf Cricket Club.