New Zealand's Amelia Kerr Smashes Double Ton, Enters Record Books

14 Juin, 2018, 01:25 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • 17-year old New Zealand cricketer slam double century in an ODI

Kerr batted through 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 final three deliveries as New Zealand posted 440 for three.

Interestingly, New Zealand (490 for four) in the first ODI of the series broke their own 21-year-old women's ODI record of 455 for five scoring, made against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997. Kerr's unbeaten innings makes her only the second woman to score a double hundred in ODI cricket.

The Wellington-born player hit 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball innings to top the 229 not out Australia's Belinda Clark amassed against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997 - nearly three years before Kerr was born. The record was earlier held by Javed Miandad, who scored a double hundred in a Test match at 19 years and 140 days.

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Kerr then completed a remarkable double with a five-wicket bag with figures of 5-17 from seven overs to help the White Ferns complete a three-ODI series sweep of Ireland.

In the context of how the stand panned out, Kasperek's 105-ball 113 was a modest attempt at run-making as Kerr effortlessly accumulated boundaries by the dozen.

Satterthwaite, who scored 61, including 10 fours, from 45 balls, and Kerr posted 113 for the opening wicket. In the 46th over - by medium-pacer Lara Maritz - Kasperek got to her century, while Kerr became the second ODI double-centurion in the history of the women's game. She has also taken 31 ODI wickets. For the third straight time, New Zealand women went past the 400-run mark and finished on 440/3.

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