Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Hilary Barry catches up with record-breaking Kiwi cricket star Amelia Kerr

Hilary Barry catches up with record-breaking Kiwi cricket star Amelia Kerr

Kerr is now the second women and seventh overall cricketer to go past the 200-run mark in one-day global cricket.

Kerr's onslaught is also the third-highest individual score by a man or woman in one-day worldwide history.

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.

Post the double, Kerr had four overs to overtake the Australian's long-standing record and the teenager eclipsed that with a six off the final ball of the New Zealand innings.

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 global cricket.

India men's player Rohit Sharma is at the top of the pile with his 264 scored against Sri Lanka in 2014.

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

"It's pretty surreal. The day couldn't go any better". Her 232 off 145 is the highest induvial score in women's ODI and she thus broke the 21-year-old record held by Belinda Clarke of Australia.

"We're not surprised she's produced a performance like this - probably not as young, I didn't think it would happen as young to be honest - but we're really proud". I'm definitely going to use that bat again.

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

Kerr, however, said she had no clue when she was batting that the records were tumbling.

New Zealand now travel across the Irish Sea to face England and South Africa in a Twenty20 tri-series, from June 20-July 1.

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