Bates, Green tons power New Zealand women to record ODI total

Bates, Green tons power New Zealand women to record ODI total

Bates, Green tons power New Zealand women to record ODI total

New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day worldwide score by posting a mammoth 490 for four against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.

Amelia Kerr and debutant Jess Watkin also chipped in with half-centuries.

New Zealand women had scored 455/5 against Pakistan in 1997.

With their incredible batting, New Zealand women team bettered their own 21-year old world record of 455 for five against Pakistan at Christchurch in January 1997, which was also the first instance of a 400-plus total in either men's or women's cricket. Young leg-spinner Cara Murray was the highest wicket-taker for Ireland clinching two wickets for 119 runs.

"To set a world-record for men's and women's cricket is pretty special and it's going to take a bit to chase it down".

Captain Suzie Bates smashed 151 off 94 balls en route to her 10th ODI century as she became the White Ferns' leading all-time scorer in 50-over cricket. The Irish wickets were spread around by the White Ferns, though Leigh Kasperek cleaned up the tail to claim 4-17 off 2.3 overs.

New Zealand, up against Ireland in Dublin in the first ODI on Friday, won the toss and opted to bat.

Murray is a 17-year-old and was making her ODI debut, having only previously played in one Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday against the same opposition when New Zealand won by 10 wickets.

In men's cricket, the record for highest ODI total is held by the England team.

The White Ferns belted a whopping 64 fours and seven sixes, and produced century stands for the first two wickets - the first time a team has done this since 2000.

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