New Zealand's Amelia Kerr Smashes Double Ton, Enters Record Books


New Zealand's Amelia Kerr Smashes Double Ton, Enters Record Books

17-year old New Zealand cricketer slam double century in an ODI

17-year old New Zealand cricketer slam double century in an ODI

Kerr, who just had 174 ODI runs to her name prior to the match, also became the second women after Australia's Belinda Clarke to score a double ton in the 50-over format. Recently, New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day global score by posting a huge 490/4 total against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.

The teenager, opening the New Zealand innings, hit a whopping 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball unbeaten knock that took her side to 440 for 3 after electing to bat first in the third ODI.

Kerr is now the second women and seventh overall cricketer to go past the 200-run mark in one-day worldwide cricket. After the latter's dismissal, Kerr went on to stitch a brilliant 295-run stand for second wicket along with Leigh Kasperek (133).

DUBLIN: New Zealand´s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day worldwide against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old. The partnership lasted from the 15th to the 48th over.

The 17-year-old then claimed 5-17 - clean bowling all five of her victims - as Ireland were dismissed for 135.

Kerr's innings was far and away the largest of a fledgling, yet impressive career which had seen her become known primarily as a leg-spin bowler. Amy Satterthwaite (61 off 45 balls) and Kerr provided the team with a ideal start, scoring 113 for the first wicket.

Ireland legspinner Cara Murray had unflattering figures of 2-119, the new record for the most runs ever conceded in an ODI.

New Zealand now move across the Irish Sea to face England and South Africa in a T20 tri-series, from June 20-July 1, before a three-ODI series against England from July 9-15.

Kerr is just 17, but against Ireland overnight, scored 232 not out AND took five wickets.