Amelia Kerr Belinda Clark New Zealand Ireland Women 2018
Amelia Kerr (left) broke the long-standing record of Belinda Clark © Getty Images

Amelia Kerr of New Zealand Women slammed 232 not out against Ireland Women — the highest score in the history of Women’s ODIs. She smashed a six off the last ball of the match to break Belinda Clark‘s long-standing record of 229 not out, set in the 1997 World Cup at Bandra-Kurla Complex Ground, Mumbai, against Denmark Women. Kerr batted through the 50 overs, faced only 145 balls for her 232 not out, and smashed 31 fours and 2 sixes. Kerr’s was also the third-highest ODI score across genders, next to only Rohit Sharma’s 264 and Martin Guptill’s 237 not out.

Highest individual scores in ODIs across genders
Player Score Team Against Venue Season
Rohit Sharma 264 India Sri Lanka Kolkata 2014-15
Martin Guptill 237* New Zealand West Indies Wellington 2014-15
Amelia Kerr 232* New Zealand Women Ireland Women Dublin (YMCA) 2018
Belinda Clark 229* Australia Women Denmark Women Mumbai (BKC) 1997-98
Virender Sehwag 219 India West Indies Indore 2011-12

Kerr was supported by Leigh Kasperek, who scored a 105-ball 113 and helped Kerr add 285 in 199 balls. Earlier, Amy Satterthwaite (61 in 45) and Kerr had got New Zealand Women off to an incredible start, adding 113 in 85 balls. New Zealand Women piled up 440 for 3. While this was not quite the world record (that, 490 for 4, was set in the first match), it is still the third on the all-time list. In fact, the top four scores all belong to New Zealand Women. 418, now the fourth-highest, was registered in the second match.

The Irish bowlers obviously made little impact. However, there was some respite for Cara Murray, who had figures of 18-0-215-4 before today (economy rate 11.94). Today’s 5-0-48-0 has brought that down to 11.43.