Otago Daily Times – New Zealand’s greatest cricketing phenom has made history in jaw-dropping fashion.
- Seventeen-year-old White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr has blasted a record-breaking 232 not out against Ireland – the highest score in the history of women’s One Day Internationals.
- She then completed arguably the greatest individual performance in ODI history by taking 5-17 with the ball as Ireland were bowled out for 135 as New Zealand coast to a 305-run victory.
- In game one, the Ferns recorded the biggest score in ODI history, smashing 490, and in game two, Sophie Devine blasted the fastest ODI century by a New Zealand woman.
- The 150 came up off just 102 deliveries, and more boundaries followed as first Bates’ New Zealand record was toppled, before a lofted drive over extra cover saw Kerr raise the bat aloft for the fourth time to recognise her double century.
- The Records Smashed By Amelia Kerr:* Biggest score in a women’s ODI (Second highest in any women’s format, third in all ODIs)* Biggest partnership for the second wicket in women’s ODIs (Second highest for any wicket)* Biggest partnership in White Ferns ODI history* Most fours in a women’s ODI innings* Most boundaries in a women’s ODI innings* Youngest New Zealander to hit a hundred* Youngest double centurion in all cricket