Suzie Bates Stars as New Zealand Women Smash Record ODI Total

Heather Diaz
June 11, 2018

Skipper Suzie Bates scored 151 from 94 balls and Maddy Green posted 121 off 77 balls as their team also passed the England men's mark of 444 in the 47th over.

The highest total in any men´s one-day worldwide is England´s 444 for three against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in 2016.

Following on from their unbroken 142-run partnership in the recent WT20I between these sides on Wednesday, Bates and opening partner Jess Watkin dominated the Irish bowling again putting on 172 runs for the first stand - the second highest opening partnership in women's ODI cricket for New Zealand.

New Zealand shattered a 21-year-old record that they previously set when they scored 455-5 against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997. This is the biggest ODI innings total in history.

119 - Runs conceded by Ireland's Cara Murray in her 10 overs, the most by a bowler in women's ODIs.

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Coming to the historic feat, the White Ferns, as the New Zealand Women are popularly known as, opted to bat first on a good batting wicket. Even this record is held by New Zealand; they had defeated Pakistan by 408 runs in the aforementioned game.

Bates' 10th ODI century helped her surpass the great Debbie Hockley (4,066) as the White Ferns all-time ODI leading runs scorer with 4,192 runs.

Amelia Kerr contributed in piling on the misery by scoring 81 off 71 balls with nine fours and three sixes.

This is just the third chance in women's cricket when more than 400 runs are scored in one-day internationals. She had dismissed captain Laura Delany (37) and Jennifer Gray (35) - the only two Ireland batsmen to pass 20.

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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