Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Amelia Kerr registers highest individual score in Women's ODIs

Amelia Kerr registers highest individual score in Women's ODIs

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 worldwide total.

Kerr's onslaught is also the third-highest individual score by a man or woman in one-day global history.

She 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 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.

Interestingly, New Zealand (490 for four) in the first ODI of the series broke their own 21-year-old women's ODI record of 455 for five scoring, made against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997.

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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.

She is the youngest double centurion in all global cricket.

"It was pretty surreal".

"I didn't get off to a flyer, I had to work hard. I was a bit sore".

Before her record breaking score, the Wellington Blaze all-rounder had only managed 174 ODI runs in her fledgling career.

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Before today, Amelia's highest score was 81 not out and that was her lone fifty-plus innings.

"I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker, but I didn't hear them because everyone was clapping", she said.

Disbelief, humbled, exhausted - just a few of the emotions Amelia Kerr says she felt after her record-breaking performance against Ireland this morning.

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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