DUBLIN: By scoring an incredible 490 for four in the first match, New Zealand women’s cricket team posted the highest ever total in one-day cricket against Ireland in Dublin with skipper Suzie Bates leading from the front with a blistering 151-run knock.
The total score posted by the ‘White Ferns’ is the highest ever in ODIs including men’s matches.
The visitors bowled out Ireland for 144 to win the match by 346 runs.
In men’s cricket, the highest total in ODI is 444 for three, 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 for five 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.
In men’s ODIs, a 400-plus score has been achieved 18 times by different teams.
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