Amelia Kerr not only became the youngest double centurion at the age of 17 but also smashed the highest individual score in Women's ODI cricket history. 17-year-old Amelia is the youngest cricketer scoring double century and second women cricketer after Belinda Clarke to score a double century.
India's Rohit Sharma has the highest score in a one-day global, making 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014. Recently, New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day worldwide score by posting a huge 490/4 total against Ireland in Dublin on Friday. Kerr surpassed Belinda Clark's 229* by hitting 4, 4 and 6 on the last three balls of New Zealand's inning. "I was a bit sore". Kerr and Kasperek put on a partnership of 295 for the second wicket, and ensured the White Ferns posted a score in excess of 400 runs for the third match in a row.
In her first game as an opener at the worldwide level, Kerr batted the full 50 overs and bettered her previous highest score across formats at any level of 152, against Otago Under-21s.
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Kerr had no idea she had even done it. "But once I got going, I had a good partnership with Leigh [Kasperek], which allowed me to play how I wanted to play and try and hit boundaries because we weren't losing wickets".
Kerr had previously scored 174 runs in her fledgling career, the Tawa College student having made her name as a bowler of some talent. "I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker, but I couldn't hear because everyone kept clapping, she said".
"I had 152 against Otago Under-21s a few years ago, so this is comfortably my highest score", she said. They posted 440/3 with the bat in 305-run win.