Kiwi Teenager Amelia Kerr Smashes 232*, Topples Several Records
Kerr hit 31 boundaries en route to her 232, second highest behind Rohit Sharma’s 33 during his 264.
Kerr hit 31 boundaries en route to her 232, second highest behind Rohit Sharma’s 33 during his 264.(Photo: Twitter/@WomensCricZone)

Kiwi Teenager Amelia Kerr Smashes 232*, Topples Several Records

New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr, on Wednesday, 13 June, shattered Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record for the highest score in women's ODI as she smashed 232 not out, in a match against Ireland in Dublin.

The 17-year-old Amelia, opening the New Zealand innings, hit a whopping 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball unbeaten knock that took her side to 440 for 3 after electing to bat first in the third ODI.

The earlier record of 229 not out in the name former Australian captain Belinda was set when Amelia was not even born.

Belinda had made 229 not out against Denmark in Mumbai in December 1997.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

The Wellington-born Amelia, who made her debut in 2016 against Pakistan, has played 19 ODIs and nine T20Is before Wednesday’s match. She reached her hurricane double-century in just 134 balls.

Before Wednesday, Amelia's highest score was 81 not out and that was her lone fifty-plus innings. She has also taken 31 ODI wickets.

The match on Wednesday seemed to be Kerr’s day-out; apart from breaking Clark’s long-standing record, she also became the youngest cricketer to score a double century and further returned with the figures of 5/17, as the White Ferns demolished Ireland with a 305 run victory.

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