New Zealand's Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland

Record-breaking Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand White Ferns to clean sweep

New Zealand batter Amelia Kerr created history on Wednesday when she blasted a record-breaking unbeaten 232 against Ireland to become the second woman to score an ODI double-hundred at Dublin. She was involved in a record second-wicket partnership with Leigh Kasperek who scored her maiden ODI hundred before being out on 113 off 105 with 10 fours.

Wellington-born Amelia made her debut in 2016 against Pakistan and has represented New Zealand in 19 ODIs and nine T20Is so far.

Kerr, whose highest ODI score before this series had been 30, signed for Kia Super League side Southern Vipers in May.

The Wellington-born player hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball innings to top the 229 not out Australia's Belinda Clark amassed against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997 - nearly three years before Kerr was born.


"It was just nice to get an opportunity to open and get some time out in the middle, I had to work hard at the start and then once I got through that I got going a bit", an understated Kerr said.

Kerr became just the second woman to score an ODI double century while also becoming the youngest cricketer ever to score an worldwide double century, breaking a record held by Pakistan great Javed Miandad.

"New Zealand, who posted a world record for men and women when they scored 490 for four in the first one-day worldwide, now head to England for a triangular Twenty20 series with the hosts and South Africa". And White Ferns now hold the record for top three totals in one day internationals.

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