New Zealand Women break their own record with highest ODI total

New Zealand Women break their own record with highest ODI total

The New Zealand Women cricket team made history on June 8 by setting up an ODI world record with highest ever 490/4 score.

Captain Suzie Bates was the star of the innings with a remarkable knock of 151 runs off 94 balls while Maddy Green scored 121 runs off 77 balls.

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

However, with 4-490 on the board after their 50 overs, New Zealand had broken their own 21-year-old record women's ODI total of 5-455.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates leads NZ to an ODI world record 490-4. New Zealand's total, in fact, is the highest in all ODIs. Jess Watkin and Amelia Kerr also blasted quick half-centuries. She hit 15 of the 19 runs New Zealand scored in the final over, but the first-ever 500 in ODIs, men or women, was just a touch far away.


The ranking came on the same day the New Zealand skipper and her charges made history in a win over Ireland. Watkin departed for 62 off 59, while Bates continued her hammering batting.

The previous most expensive analysis in an ODI, men's or women's, was by Australia's Mick Lewis who had figures of 10-0-113-0 against South Africa in the famous "438 game" at Johannesburg in 2006.

The White Ferns belted a whopping 64 fours and seven sixes, and produced century stands for the first two wickets - the first time a team has done this since 2000.

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.

Louise Little, Lara Maritz, Gaby Lewis bore the brunt of New Zealand's assault as they conceded 92 runs each.

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