New Zealand girls 440 for three (Kerr 232*, Kasperek 113) beat Ireland girls 135 (Raymond-Hoey 42, Kerr 5-17) by 305 runs
Seventeen-year-old Amelia Kerr smashed an unbeaten 232 off 145 balls – the best particular person rating in girls’s ODIs – going previous Belinda Clark’s 229 that was made in 1997 in opposition to Denmark in Mumbai. Her record-breaking innings propelled New Zealand girls to 440 for three – their third successive 400-plus rating in opposition to Ireland girls.
Kerr wasn’t carried out but. She adopted it with career-best returns of 5 for 17 to guide her crew to a 305-run win – the sixth largest in girls’s ODIs. New Zealand additionally maintain the report for the most important victory – by 408 runs in opposition to Pakistan in 1997 – and extra not too long ago that they had secured wins by margins of over 300 runs in the primary two ODIs of this collection.
Kerr was on 217 off 141 balls initially of 50th over and wanted 13 extra to topple a 21-year report. She drove the second ball of the over to long-on for a single earlier than hitting two fours and a six on the final three balls of the over to cap the innings to set the brand new report. She reached the landmark when she smacked seamer Amy Kenealy down the bottom for a six off the final ball of the innings. All advised, she hit 31 fours and two sixes.
After New Zealand opted to bat once more, new openers Kerr and Amy Satterthwaite, who scored 61 off 45 balls, set a powerful platform by including 113 runs. The partnership ended in the 15th over when Gaby Lewis had Satterthwaite holing out on the leg facet. Kerr then mixed with Leigh Kasperek, who was promoted to No. three, to amass 295 runs at a run fee of practically 9 runs per over in 33.1 overs.
Kasperek introduced up her maiden ODI hundred off 97 balls when she ramped Lara Maritz over the keeper’s head for 4 in the 46th over. Martitz bowled Kasperek for 113 two overs later however Kerr was merely unstoppable. Conceding as many as 30 extras, together with 18 wides, didn’t assist Ireland’s trigger both.
Kerr then starred together with her legspin to tear via the chase. She started with a maiden after which bowled top-scorer Una Raymond-Hoey (42) round her legs. Ireland had been 91 for four at that time after 25 overs. They added solely 44 extra earlier than being dismissed in 44 overs. Kerr made gentle work of the decrease order and fittingly sealed victory when she bowled No. 11 Cara Murray for a duck to finish with figures of 7-1-17-5.
Kerr ended the three-match collection as the best scorer, with 342 runs at a strike fee of 156.88, and the best wicket-taker with eight scalps, to be named the Player of the Series.