WA Today – 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

  • 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.
  • Kerr 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 3-440.
  • Photo: APShe hit 31 boundaries and two sixes in her 145-ball knock, then after a 10-minute nap on the physio’s table between innings, took 5-17 as Ireland were bowled out for 135 to give the White Ferns a 305-run win and 3-0 series victory.
  • 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.
  • Kerr, however, said she had no clue when she was batting that the records were tumbling.


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