News – Cricket: Australia lose the first OD against England at The Oval in London.


  • 17-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.
  • Kerr started sedately on her path to history, sitting on 20 off 29 balls at one point, as opening partner Amy Satterthwaite smacked a quickfire 61 from 45 balls.
  • 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.

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