June 23, 2018

New Zealand Women score a record-shattering 490 against Ireland

11 June 2018, 06:02 | Joan Schultz

Suzie Bates and Maddy Green both slammed tons against Ireland

New Zealand Women Shatter World Record Register Highest ODI Total Of All Time

New Zealand W registered the highest ever One Day International (ODI) team total in the history of limited overs internationals. There was another centurionMaddy Green who scored 121 off 77 balls, her innings was laced with 15 fours and a solitary six. The total is the highest ever in ODIs including men's matches.

The score is now the highest in the history of ODI cricket including men's cricket.

New Zealand shattered a 21-year-old record that they previously set when they scored 5-455 against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997.

India's highest ODI total is 358/2, notched up against Ireland women at Potchefstroom, South Africa in May past year. The Irish side, in their response, bundled out for 144 in 35.3 overs to give New Zealand Women a thundering 346 run win.

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Bates built a partnership of 172 runs with opener Jess Watkin (62) who struck 10 boundaries and the captain smashed the Ireland team by hitting 24 boundaries in her innings. Suzie Bates starred with 151 off 94 balls.

It was only the third time that the 400-mark had been crossed in a women's ODI. The knock came off just 45 balls and was studded with with nine boundaries and three sixes. She also went past Debbie Hockley to become New Zealand's highest run-getter in ODI cricket.

Brief scores: NZ 490/4 in 50 ovs (S. Bates 151, M. Green 121).

For Ireland, Cara Murray performed the best by taking 2 wickets but she conceded 199 runs in her 10-over spell and this made her the most expensive bowler in the history of Indian cricket. 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. Joyce conceded 13 runs from her only over.

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