Kerr scores the highest ever individual score in women's ODI history

Kerr scores the highest ever individual score in women's ODI history

The Wellington Blaze right-hander, who had only scored 174 ODI runs before the match, finished the innings with a four-four-six sequence to surpass former Australian captain Clark's 229 not-out, set against Denmark in 1997.

Her innings at Clontarf Cricket Club was the second-highest in all women's formats and is only bettered by two knocks in men's ODIs. Rohit Sharma (264) and Martin Guptill (237) are the top two batsmen in the list. She was on 217 when the final over of New Zealand's innings began.

Amelia is also the youngest New Zealand player to score an worldwide century as no Men/Women player scored a century in global cricket for the Kiwis before turning 19.

"It was pretty surreal". She hit 31 fours and 2 sixes in this match to become the second player to hit 30 boundaries in innings in Women's global cricket.

"I hadn't heard of Belinda Clark [before]", Kerr said.

Quoted by The Guardian, Kerr revealed that she didn't know the women's record had been broken.

Kasperek brought up her maiden ODI hundred off 97 balls when she ramped Lara Maritz over the keeper's head for four in the 46th over. "But once I got going, I had a good partnership with Leigh [Kasperek], which allowed me to play how I wanted to play and try and hit boundaries because we weren't losing wickets".

Kerr, however, said she had no clue when she was batting that the records were tumbling.

"I had no idea".

The Tawa College student has made her name as a bowler of some talent but wants to be regarded as an allrounder. The 150 came up off just 102 deliveries, and more boundaries followed as first Bates' New Zealand record was toppled, before a lofted drive over extra cover saw Kerr raise the bat aloft for the fourth time to recognise her double century. They posted 440/3 with the bat in 305-run win.

New Zealand now travel across the Irish Sea to face England and South Africa in a Twenty20 tri-series, from June 20-July 1.

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