Reuters India – DUBLIN (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old.

Summary

  • DUBLIN (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old.
  • FILE PHOTO: Cricket – India vs New Zealand – Women’s Cricket World Cup – Derby, Britain – July 15, 2017 New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr in action Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File PhotoKerr batted through the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia’s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a four-four-six sequence from the final three deliveries as New Zealand posted 440 for three.
  • Kerr and Leigh Kasperek, who scored 113, combined for the second largest partnership of all time in women’s cricket of 295 runs for the second wicket.
  • “I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker and everyone was clapping but I had no idea,” said Kerr, who had not even heard of the previous record holder and was born three years after Clark made her score.
  • New Zealand, who posted a world record for men and women when they scored 490 for four in the first one-day international, now head to England for a triangular Twenty20 series with the hosts and South Africa.


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