Dublin: New Zealand women’s cricket team posted the highest ever total in ODIs by when they scored an incredible 490 runs for the loss four wickets against Ireland in the first match against Ireland in here with skipper Suzie Bates (151, 94b, 24×4, 2×6) leading from the front.
The total posted by the ‘White Ferns’ is the highest ever in ODIs including men’s matches. In men’s cricket, the highest total in ODI is 444/3, made by England against Pakistan in August 2016 at Nottingham. With their incredible batting, New Zealand women team bettered their own 21-year old world record of 455/5 against Pakistan at Christchurch in January 1997.
It’s only third time that a 400-plus score has been made in women’s ODIs. Australia was the first team to touch the 400-plus mark when it thrashed Danish women’s team to score 412 for three in Mumbai in December 1997.
Apart from Bates, Maddy Green (121, 105b, 17×4, 2×6) and Amelia Kerr (81 no, 71b, 9×4, 3×6) also contributed in piling the misery of the Ireland players. An unprecedented 64 boundaries were hit in addition to the seven sixes by New Zealand batters.