New Zealand women amassed 490/4 in their first ODI against Ireland in Dublin, streaking past their own mark set in 1997. Women’s cricket has been on a roll in the last two seasons, and New Zealand gave a massive push to its image on Friday by breaking the record for the highest total in One-day Internationals in their first game against Ireland.
New Zealand’s 490/4
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New Zealand women amassed 490 for 4 in their first ODI against Ireland in Dublin, streaking past their own mark set over 20 years ago. New Zealand’s previous record of 455/5 came against Pakistan at Christchurch in January 1997.
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490 for 4 is the highest total in all ODI cricket by New Zealand women’s team to smash records and Ireland women’s team at the YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin. They threatened to break the 500-run barrier when they were 471 for 4 in 49 overs.
— Ireland Women’s Cricket Team (@IrishWomensCric) June 8, 2018
Furthermore, Seventeen-year-old Amelia Kerr – the fourth New Zealand batsman to cross 50 was unbeaten at 81. Drove the first two balls of the last over through extra cover for fours. She hit 15 of the 19 runs in the final over. She followed it with another four to the long-on boundary but could manage only seven off the last three balls.
Highest Record Breaking Score After 1997
New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates struck 151 (94 balls), her 10th ODI century after raising 172 for the opening wicket with Jess Watkin (62). Maddy Green (121 – 77 balls) scored her maiden century. Following the innings, Captain Suzie Bates said,
“It’s unbelievable really, to set a world record for men’s and women’s cricket is pretty special and it’s going to take a bit to chase it down,”
Furthermore, It was only the third time that the 400-mark had been crossed in a women’s ODI. Australia is the other team to cross the barrier. Having scored 412/3 against Denmark at Mumbai in December 1997. In addition, India’s highest ODI total is 358/2, notched up against Ireland Women at Potchefstroom, South Africa in May last year. What do you think about this? Let us know your comments below. Also, check out how much the Women’s cricket Indian team is getting paid in comparison with the men’s team. Read here.