NZ women make the highest ODI total of all time

Ross Houston
June 11, 2018

New Zealand have posted the highest score in one-day global history, blasting a monstrous total of 490 against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.

Bates hit two sixes and 24 boundaries in her 94-ball-151 while middle-order player Green scored 121 runs with one six and 15 boundaries.

The highest total in any men's one-day worldwide is England's 3-444 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2016, with Alex Hales striking 171.

New Zealand broke their own 21-year-old record women's ODI total of 455 for five, made against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates leads NZ to an ODI world record 490-4.

119 - Runs conceded by Ireland's Cara Murray in her 10 overs, the most by a bowler in women's ODIs.

Suzie Bates' strike rate in her 151-run knock - the second highest in an innings of 100 or more in women's ODIs.

New Zealand Women won the toss and opted to bat first without any doubt whatsoever.

It's the third time that a 400-plus score has been made in women's ODIs.

The crowd sensed that only a special piece of cricket skill would break the partnership, and indeed that came to pass. Watkin, on 62 (59 balls; 10 x fours) pulled a ball from Ireland's Gaby Lewis out towards the square-leg boundary where substitute fielder Rachel Delaney took a low, running one-handed catch.

The previous most expensive analysis in an ODI, men's or women's, was by Australia's Mick Lewis who had figures of 10-0-113-0 against South Africa in the famous "438 game" at Johannesburg in 2006.

Opting to bat first, the White Ferns decimated the Ireland bowling attack scoring nearly 10 runs an over. Further, Green continued and she too scored her century by scoring 121 off 77 and later, Amelia Kerr added 81 not out off 45, that helped them post a mammoth total of 490 with the loss of only 4 wickets. Joyce conceded 13 runs from her only over.

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