Ireland v New Zealand, 3rd women's ODI, Dublin June 13, 2018

Amelia Kerr sends more records tumbling in Dublin

The 17-year old broke a 21-year-old record and is the youngest ever to score a double-century across formats in men's or women's internationals

The only double-centurions in women's ODIs © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Awesome Amelia

Amelia Kerr entered the record books by scoring the highest individual score in women's ODIs. She broke a 21-year-old record, going past Belinda Clark's 229 that was scored in 1997 against Denmark in Mumbai. Kerr also became only the second woman to score a double-century in ODIs. She reached her double-century in just 134 balls. Before this series, Kerr's highest ODI score was 30 and she had scored 174 runs overall in her ODI career. Kerr's innings on Wednesday consisted of 31 fours - the highest in women's cricket and second highest behind Rohit Sharma's 33 during his 264.

Youngest to a double-century

Kerr also became the joint third-youngest (17 years and 243 days) woman to score an ODI century when she was promoted to open the innings for the first time in her career. Mithali Raj holds the record for the youngest to an ODI century when she got to that feat at 16 years and 205 days, also against Ireland. Three of the top five centuries scored by the youngest players were scored against Ireland. Kerr also became the youngest ever to score a double-century across formats in international cricket. The previous youngest was Javed Miandad in Tests when he scored a - double hundred at 19 years and 140 days.

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New Zealand pile on the misery

Just like Kerr, Leigh Kasperek also batted higher than her normal position to score her maiden ODI century. Kasperek's previous highest ODI score was 21. No. 3 Kasperek and Kerr together added 295 runs, making it the highest second-wicket partnership in women's ODIs. New Zealand women also became the first team in men's or women's ODIs to score 400 or more runs in their third consecutive match.

Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo

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