Kiwi cricket teen takes nap, five wickets after world record score

Amelia Kerr has broken the women's world record for the highest ODI score with 232no

SPORT Amelia Kerr has broken the women's world record for the highest ODI score with 232no

Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team's 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket's highest-ever one-day global total.

Amelia Kerr has broken the women's world record for the highest ODI score with 232no.

Kerr then had a mid-game nap before returning to the field to claim 5-17 - clean bowling all of her victims - as Ireland were skittled for 135.

Australian Belinda Clark no longer holds the record for the highest score in women's one-day internationals following a phenomenal knock from New Zealander Amelia Kerr. Rohit Sharma (264) and Martin Guptill (237) are the top two batsmen in the list. At 17 years & 243 days, Kerr also became the youngest double-centurion in worldwide cricket - men and women included.

"It was pretty surreal". The double came in the 46th over, through another boundary shot, off 134 deliveries - also a record in women's ODIs.

"I didn't get off to a flyer, I had to work hard".

Asked if her approach had altered after she reached three figures, Kerr replied: "Not much changed too much; I just wanted to keep batting".

"I could hear announcements [about her records] being made over the loudspeakers but I couldn't hear because of all the clapping".

"We're not surprised she's produced a performance like this - probably not as young, I didn't think it would happen as young to be honest - but we're really proud".

Kerr had previously scored 174 runs in her fledgling career, the Tawa College student having made her name as a bowler of some talent.

Victory saw the White Ferns complete a 3-0 series sweep over Ireland, with every one of those wins by colossal margins of over 300 runs. Kerr's unbeaten innings makes her only the second woman to score a double hundred in ODI cricket.

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