White Ferns teenager Amelia Kerr has written herself into cricketing folklore by batting an entire innings to score an unbeaten 232 and break Belinda Clark’s 20-year-old record for the highest score in women’s ODI cricket.
The 17-year-old struck 31-fours and two-sixes in her 145-ball epic, as the White Ferns posted 440-3 in the first innings of their third and final One Day International against Ireland, at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin.
The Wellington Blaze right-hander, who had only scored 174 ODI runs before the match, finished the innings with a four-four-six sequence to surpass former Australian captain Clark’s 229 not-out, set against Denmark in 1997.
Kerr 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.
The youngster was in fine form with ball in hand as well as she completed a simply incredible double feat by taking 5/17.
The achievement is without parallel in both the women’s and men’s games.
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