WHITE FERNS teenager Amelia Kerr has written herself into cricketing folklore by batting an entire innings to score an unbeaten 232 and break Belinda Clark’s 20-year-old record for the highest score in women’s ODI cricket.
"Pretty special ... My mind was clear - see ball hit ball ... I had no idea of the record ... I'll watch some quality TV tonight - Love Island!"— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) June 14, 2018
🎥 Amelia Kerr full of insights and banter post her World-Record 232* 👌#IREvNZ #NorthernTour pic.twitter.com/0A1Opr0cwp
The 17-year-old struck 31-fours and two sixes in her 145-ball epic, as the WHITE FERNS posted 440-3 in the first innings of their third and final One Day International against Ireland, at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin.
The Wellington Blaze right-hander, who had only scored 174 ODI runs before the match, finished the innings with a four-four-six sequence to surpass former Australian captain Clark’s 229 not-out, set against Denmark in 1997.
Kerr was also involved in the second-highest partnership in women’s ODI cricket, as she and Otago Sparks all-rounder Leigh Kasperek (113) piled on 295-runs for the second-wicket.
The Tawa College year-13 student then stepped up and claimed 5-17 with the ball as the WHITE FERNS bowled Ireland out for 135 to seal a 3-0 series victory.
The team relocates to England tomorrow to prepare for a T20 Tri Series with the hosts and South Africa.