Suzie Bates New Zealand Ireland Women Dublin 2018 Jess Watkin Maddy Green Cara Murray
Suzie Bates (file photo) top-scored with 152 © Getty Images

New Zealand Women annihilated the Irish attack at YMCA Cricket Ground, Dublin today. They amassed 490 for 4 in 50 overs, the highest total in an ODI across genders. New Zealand Women broke their own world record of 455 for 5, which they had set against Pakistan Women at Christchurch in 1996-97. The highest score by a male team is 444 for 3, by England against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2016. Here is the list of all scores in excess of 425 in ODIs, male or female:

425+ scores in ODIs across genders
Score Team Against Venue Season
490/3 New Zealand Women Ireland Women Dublin (YMCA) 2018
455/5 New Zealand Women Pakistan Women Christchurch 1996-97
444/3 England Pakistan Trent Bridge 2016
443/9 Sri Lanka Netherlands Amstelveen 2006
438/9 South Africa Australia Johannesburg 2005-06
438/4 South Africa India Mumbai 2015-16
434/4 Australia South Africa Johannesburg 2005-06

Note: Australia had set a new men’s world record of 434 for 4 at Johannesburg in 2005-06. It did not survive the day, as South Africa chased it down.

The only other score in Women’s ODIs in excess of 400 was 412 for 3 by Australia Women against Denmark Women at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bombay, in the 1997 World Cup. Here is a list of all scores in excess of 375 in Women’s ODIs, of which Netherlands Women’s score against Japan Women is worth a mention:

375+ scores in Women’s ODIs
Score Team Against Venue Season
490/3 New Zealand Women Ireland Women Dublin (YMCA) 2018
455/5 New Zealand Women Pakistan Women Christchurch 1996-97
412/3 Australia Women Denmark Women Mumbai (BKC) 1997-98
397/4 Australia Women Pakistan Women Melbourne (Wesley) 1996-97
378/5 England Women Pakistan Women Worcester 2016
377/7 England Women Pakistan Women Leicester 2017
376/2 England Women Pakistan Women Vijayawada 1997-98
375/5 Netherlands Women Japan Women Schiedam 2003

The New Zealand openers, Suzie Bates and debutant Jess Watkin, added 172 in 113 balls. This, despite the fact that Watkin’s 62 had taken her 59 balls (she hit 10 fours). Bates kept the carnage going, smashing 151 in 94 balls, of which 108 came in boundaries. Bates added 116 with Maddy Green for the second wicket, in just 67 balls.

Green (121 in 77) kept the onslaught going. She lost Amy Satterthwaite soon, for a 17-ball 21, but the teenage Amelia Kerr (81 not out in 71) helped her put on 97 in 58 balls. Bernadine Bezuidenhout, their splendidly named wicketkeeper, joined in the fun too, and remained unbeaten on a 15-ball 23.

Of the Irish bowlers, Amy Kenealy went for 81 in 9 overs, while Gaby Lewis conceded 92 off 10 (though she got the first wicket, of Watkin). However, the worst fate befell upon debutant Cara Murray, whose 10-0-119-2 are the most runs conceded by anyone in any ODI. Here is a list of bowlers to have conceded over 110 runs in ODIs, male or female:

110+ conceded in an ODI
O M R W Team Against Venue Season
10 0 119 2 Ireland Women New Zealand Women Dublin (YMCA) 2018
10 0 113 0 Australia South Africa Johannesburg 2005-06
10 0 111 1 Pakistan Women Australia Women Melbourne (Wesley) 1996-97
10 0 110 0 Pakistan England Trent Bridge 2016

In response, Ireland Women are left reeling at 65 for 3 in the 18th over. It is unlikely that they would come remotely close to a win.