Amelia Kerr registers highest individual score in Women's ODIs

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr broke Belinda Clark’s 21-year-old record for the highest score in women’s ODI

Surpassing Javed Miandad (19) as the youngest double-centurion in worldwide cricket, she wouldn't let the momentous occasion sway her evening's plans.

Teenage cricket sensation Amelia Kerr celebrated her stunning world batting record by having a snooze in the middle of the White Ferns' match against Ireland.

Making her 145-ball knock more extraordinary is that Kerr is a specialist legspinner, who was only promoted to open because teammates were rested. 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.

It is the third-highest ODI total ever, beaten only by India's Rohit Sharma (264) and Kiwi Martin Guptill's 237 against the West Indies in 2015.

Kerr, whose 295-run stand with Leigh Kasperek (113) for the second wicket helped the White Ferns to 440-3, then claimed 5-17 with her leg-spin as New Zealand skittled Ireland for 135 to seal a 3-0 series whitewash.

"It was pretty surreal".

"I didn´t think I was going to bowl". The double came in the 46th over, through another boundary shot, off 134 deliveries - also a record in women's ODIs.

"I could hear announcements [about her records] being made over the loudspeakers but I couldn't hear because of all the clapping".

"I will sleep well, I have to stay up until 10 o'clock to finish (reality TV show) Love Island but then we'll be in bed", Kerr said.

Kerr had previously scored 174 runs in her fledgling career, the Tawa College student having made her name as a bowler of some talent. Her previous highest score was 152 in under-21 cricket.

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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