Amelia Kerr breaks world record of highest individual score with unbeaten 232

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Amelia Kerr breaks world record of highest individual score with unbeaten 232

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SportsCafe Desk

06/14/2018

At 17 years of age New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr became the youngest cricketer in history to score a double hundred as she blasted her way to 232 which is incidentally the highest individual score in women’s ODIs. In the process, New Zealand posted a score of 440/3 - their third consecutive 400+ score.

Women’s cricket has started getting more recognition since the 2017 ODI World Cup where India and England played out a brilliant final. Even though it is gaining popularity, the innings from little known Amelia Kerr will definitely help women’s cricket gain even more traction.

17 year old Amelia Kerr created history when she became just the second woman to score an ODI double hundred. She carried her bat through the innings as she scored  unbeaten 232 off just 145 balls and, in the process, she broke 21-year-old record set by Australian Belinda Clark, who had scored 229 against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997. 

Kerr reached her double-century off 134 deliveries with a four in the 46th over. She was on 217 when the final over of New Zealand's innings began. And she struck two boundaries of the fourth and fifth delivery and a six off the final to etched her name in cricket history books. In her innings of 232* she hit 31 boundaries and 2 sixes.However, her great day did not just end there. She came back on field for second innings and took 5 for 17 which helped in wrapping Ireland’s innings.  

But that wasn’t the only numbers that grabbed the headlines. For the third straight time, New Zealand women went past the 400-run mark and finished on 440/3 as Leigh Kasperek scored her maiden ODI hundred - 113 of 105. New Zealand, who posted a world record for when they scored 490/4 in the first one-day international, now head to England for a triangular Twenty20 series with the hosts and South Africa.

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