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Kiwi Kerr smashes women's ODI record

New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr has surpassed Australian Belinda Clark's record for the highest innings in women's one-day international cricket.

Kiwi Kerr smashes women's ODI record

New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr has surpassed Australian Belinda Clark's record for the highest innings in women's one-day international cricket.

After the reality of her achievement sunk in, New Zealand teenage cricket sensation Amelia Kerr had a little reality TV on her mind.

The 17-year-old tore up the record books in Dublin by reaching 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday, the highest score in women's one-day international cricket.


She surpassed former Australian captain Belinda Clark's unbeaten 229 against Denmark in 1997, three years before Kerr was born.

Making her 145-ball knock more extraordinary is that Kerr is a specialist legspinner, who was only promoted to open because teammates were rested.

She finished four, four, six to sneak past Clark - who she admits she had never heard of - as the White Ferns posted 3-440.

Kerr then had a mid-game nap before returning to the field to claim 5-17 - clean bowling all of her victims - as Ireland were skittled for 135.

Surpassing Javed Miandad (19) as the youngest double-centurion in international cricket, she wouldn't let the momentous occasion sway her evening's plans.

"I will sleep well, I have to stay up until 10 o'clock to finish (reality TV show) Love Island but then we'll be in bed," Kerr said.

Records have tumbled throughout the series.

New Zealand posted 490 in the first game, the highest ever men's or women's ODI team score, and won all three games against the 10th-ranked hosts by more than 300 runs.

Ireland legspinner Cara Murray had unflattering figures of 2-119, the new record for the most runs ever conceded in an ODI.

Kerr, whose grandfather is former New Zealand Test opener Bruce Murray, had previously scored 174 runs in her fledgling career.

The Tawa College student has made her name as a bowler of some talent but wants to be regarded as an allrounder.

She had no idea which records were tumbling as she peppered the Clontarf Cricket Club boundary with 31 fours and two sixes.

"I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker, but I didn't hear them because everyone was clapping," she said.

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