Kerr hits world record 232 not out

Ross Houston
June 16, 2018

Australian Belinda Clark no longer holds the record for the highest score in women's one-day internationals following a phenomenal knock from New Zealander Amelia Kerr.

Kerr also broke the record of Belinda Clarke for the highest individual score in a women's ODI.

She was also involved in the second-highest partnership in women's ODI cricket, as she and Otago Sparks all-rounder Leigh Kasperek (113) piled on 285-runs for the second-wicket.

Kerr's 232 is the third-best in all ODI cricket, after Rohit Sharma's 264 for India against Sri Lanka in 2014 and fellow New Zealander Martin Guptill's 237no against Windies during the 2015 World Cup. 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. Even though it is gaining popularity, the innings from little known Amelia Kerr will definitely help women's cricket gain even more traction.

The way Kerr closed her innings out was especially thrilling.

The 17-year-old then claimed 5-17 - clean bowling all five of her victims - as Ireland were dismissed for 135. Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr opened the batting for the visitors. "I was a bit sore", Kerr said. New Zealand scored 440/3 in their quota of 50 overs.

"Last ball, I hit a six and everyone was clapping but I had no clue what they were clapping about but I found at at the end when I walked off".

Kerr then starred with her legspin to rip through the chase.

It got easier from there. I'm definitely going to use that bat again.

New Zealand posted a clean sweep of wins by more 300 runs in the three-match series.

"I found I was opening a couple of days before the game which was a bit of a surprise", she said.

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