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Cricket: New Zealand’s Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out within the third one-day worldwide against Ireland on Wednesday after which took 5 wickets to finish a exceptional day for the 17-year-old.

FILE PHOTO: Cricket – India vs New Zealand – Women’s Cricket World Cup – Derby, Britain – July 15, 2017 New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr in motion Action Images by way of Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo

Kerr batted by way of the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia’s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a four-four-six sequence from the ultimate three deliveries as New Zealand posted 440 for 3.

She hit 31 boundaries and two sixes in her 145-ball knock, then after a 10-minute nap on the physio’s desk between innings, took 5-17 as Ireland have been bowled out for 135 to present the White Ferns a 305-run win and Three-Zero sequence victory.

Kerr and Leigh Kasperek, who scored 113, mixed for the second largest partnership of all time in girls’s cricket of 295 runs for the second wicket.

Kerr, nevertheless, stated she had no clue when she was batting that the data have been tumbling.

“I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker and everyone was clapping but I had no idea,” stated Kerr, who had not even heard of the earlier record holder and was born three years after Clark made her rating.

“After my innings I had a little nap and then went out to field. I was a bit sore,” Kerr stated. “I didn’t think I was going to bowl. I thought Suzie would let me stand at slip all day.”

New Zealand, who posted a world record for women and men once they scored 490 for 4 within the first one-day worldwide, now head to England for a triangular Twenty20 sequence with the hosts and South Africa.

Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Toby Davis

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