Seventeen-year-old New Zealander Amelia Kerr hit the highest women’s ODI score of all time as Ireland were on the receiving end of another hammering by New Zealand’s batters.
Kerr hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 232, which came from just 145 balls as the White Ferns struck 440-3 at Malahide.
Kerr became only the second woman to hit an ODI double century, and by hitting the final ball of the innings for six beat the previous world record of 229, made by Australia’s Belinda Clark.
A couple of years ago, Amelia Kerr was a 14-year-old in a YouTube clip shredding leg-breaks to win a domestic NZ T20. At 17 she’s just broken the record for the highest WODI score, last ball of the innings, with a six. 232 not out.
— Geoff Lemon Sport (@GeoffLemonSport) June 13, 2018
Kerr’s previous best ODI score was the 81 she made in the first match of the series against Ireland.
The teenager put on 113 from the first 14.1 overs alongside Amy Satterthwaite before forming a remarkable 295-run stand with Leigh Kasperek.
Kaspererk fell for 113 from 105 with less than three overs remaining.
In three matches against Ireland, New Zealand have struck a world record 490-4, 418 and now 440-3, all of which take a place in the top five women’s ODI totals of all time.