Amelia Kerr, 17, hits highest Women's ODI score of 232

Rex Christensen
June 14, 2018

Kerr's innings is third highest in ODI cricket, behind Rohit Sharma's 264 and Martin Guptill's 237.

New Zealand batter Amelia Kerr created history on Wednesday when she blasted a record-breaking unbeaten 232 against Ireland to become the second woman to score an ODI double-hundred at Dublin.

In her strokeful innings, Kerr smashed 31 fours and two sixes.

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The Wellington-born player hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball innings to top the 229 not out Australia's Belinda Clark amassed against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997 - nearly three years before Kerr was born. In the first ODI on Friday, New Zealand women had scored the all-time highest score in 50-overs format's history by piling up 490/4. The 17-year-old scored unbeaten 232 to break Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record of 229. The stand is also the women's ODI record for second wicket anda New Zealand record for any wicket.

The earlier record of 229 not out in the name former Australian captain Belinda was set when Amelia was not even born.

Kerr, whose previous career-best was 81 not out against the same opposition in the series opener, registered her maiden century only off 77 balls. Post Amy's dismissal, Leigh Kasperek stepped up to the occasion slamming 113 off 105 balls. Una Raymond-Hoey led the way for the hosts, with 42 runs from 68 balls before being dismissed by Kerr, who also claimed four of the last five wickets.

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