Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Kiwi teen sets batting record in women's ODI

Kiwi teen sets batting record in women's ODI

Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team's 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket's highest-ever one-day global total. Recently, New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day worldwide score by posting a huge 490/4 total against Ireland in Dublin on Friday. After the latter's dismissal, Kerr went on to stitch a brilliant 295-run stand for second wicket along with Leigh Kasperek (133).

The 17-year-old broke the record with two fours and one six in last three balls of New Zealand's innings.

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.

India men's player Rohit Sharma is at the top of the pile with his 264 scored against Sri Lanka in 2014.

New Zealand's Martin Guptill scored an unbeaten 237 against the West Indies in Wellington in 2015.

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

"It was pretty surreal. I can't really believe what happened", said Kerr, who was unaware of the record situation while she was batting.

"We're not surprised she's produced a performance like this - probably not as young, I didn't think it would happen as young to be honest - but we're really proud".

"I could hear announcements [about her records] being made over the loudspeakers but I couldn't hear because of all the clapping". She became the first cricketer to score a double century and take a five-for in the same ODI match.

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. They posted 440/3 with the bat in 305-run win. The White Ferns are about to play England and South Africa in a tri-series.

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