Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

NZ eves post highest ever total in ODIs

NZ eves post highest ever total in ODIs

New Zealand W registered the highest ever One Day International (ODI) team total in the history of limited overs internationals.

Captain Suzie Bates top-scored with 151 from 94 balls as her team also went past the highest ever score in the men's game - the 444/3 set by England against Pakistan in 2016.

Opening the innings, Bates set the tone for the huge total.

The visitors bowled out Ireland for 144 to win the match by 346 runs.

New Zealand women team bettered their own 21-year old world record of 455/5 against Pakistan...

Amelia Kerr and debutant Jess Watkin also chipped in with half-centuries for the White Ferns.

New Zealand captain Suzie Bates won the toss and and sent the home side onto the field. The partnership was broken by Gaby Lewis in the 19th over when she dismissed Watkin on 62. She scored 151 off just 94 balls.

Ireland's day in the field was a shocker, with leg-spinner Cara Murray setting another record by conceding 119 runs, which is the most by any bowler, male or female, in an ODI. After Watkin's knock came Green and slammed 15 boundaries adding up to the New Zealand's fantastic start.

Bates' 10th ODI century saw her surpass the great Debbie Hockley (4066) as the White Ferns all-time ODI leading runs scorer with 4192 runs. The knock came off just 45 balls and was studded with with nine boundaries and three sixes.

It was only the third time that the 400-mark had been crossed in a women's ODI. Notably, this match was played on the same pitch where New Zealand had chased down 137 in 11 overs without losing a wicket on Wednesday.

Louise Little, aged 15 who made her debut at 13 previous year, Lara Maritz and Gaby Lewis (both 17) all bowled 10 overs and conceded 92 each.

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