Amelia Kerr Becomes Youngest Double Ton Scorer In ODI Cricket

17-year-old Amelia Kerr blasts 232* to record highest individual score in women's ODIs

Her 232 off 145 is the highest induvial score in women's ODI and she thus broke the 21-year-old record held by Belinda Clarke of Australia.

Seventeen-year-old New Zealander Amelia Kerr struck the highest individual score in Women's ODIs with an unbeaten 232 against Ireland in the third ODI in Dublin. Kerr carried her bat through and her innings was studded with 31 fours and two sixes.

Post the double, Kerr had four overs to overtake the Australian's long-standing record and the teenager eclipsed that with a six off the final ball of the New Zealand innings. 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. In the first ODI on Friday, New Zealand women had scored the all-time highest score in 50-overs format's history by piling up 490/4.

The earlier record of 229 not out in the name former Australian captain Belinda was set when Amelia was not even born. The partnership lasted from the 15th to the 48th over.

Before her record breaking score, the Wellington Blaze all-rounder had only managed 174 ODI runs in her fledgling career. Amy Satterthwaite (61 off 45 balls) and Kerr provided the team with a ideal start, scoring 113 for the first wicket.

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.

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