Stats: Amelia Kerr and New Zealand Women rewrite records

Here are all the stats and records created and broken by New Zealand and their new opener.

Amelia Kerr
Amelia Kerr. (Photo Source: Twitter)

New Zealand continued their assault against Ireland Women as they posted a huge 400+ total for the 3rd consecutive time in the series. The White Ferns decided to promote their 17-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr in the final ODI of the series after winning the toss for the 3rd time in a row. Less the management knew that she would become only the 2nd woman to score a double century and break the record. New Zealand Women finished their innings on 440/3 recording the 3rd highest total in the format.

Here are all the stats and records created and broken by New Zealand and their new opener:

1 – Amelia Kerr became the first player to score a century and take a 5-wicket haul in the ODI game in Women’s cricket. She is overall the 4th in ODI cricket to complete the double after Vivian Richards, Paul Collingwood and Rohan Mustafa.


1 – Amelia Kerr now holds the record for the highest individual score in Women’s ODI cricket. Kerr surpassed Belinda Clark’s 229* by hitting 4, 4 and 6 on the last three balls of New Zealand’s inning. Interestingly, Kerr was born 2 years and 10 months after Belinda’s record-breaking act against Denmark in Mumbai.

3 – New Zealand Women became the first team in the history of ODI cricket (Men/Youth/Women) to post 400+ totals in all the three ODI matches in the series. South Africa men’s team score 400+ against Windies and Ireland in consecutive matches during the 2015 CWC. They are the only other side to make 400+ in consecutive ODIs.

17y 243d – At the age of 17 years and 243 days, Amelia Kerr became the youngest player ever to score a double century in International cricket (Men/Women). Javed Miandad, who scored a Test double century at the age of 19 years and 140 days against New Zealand in 1976 was the previous youngest. Mithali Raj is one of the three players to score an International double hundred before turning 20 as she got that at the age of 19 years and 254 days against England in a Test match in 2002.

17y 243d – Kerr is not only the youngest to score a 200 in International cricket but also the youngest to score a 150. England’s Charlotte Edwards was the previous youngest having scored 173* also against Ireland at the age of 17y 364d in an ODI.

Amelia is also the youngest New Zealand player to score an International century as no Men/Women player scored a century in International cricket for the Kiwis before turning 19.

31 – Amelia Kerr’s 31 boundaries are the most in a Women’s ODI inning and the 2nd most in an ODI inning (Men/Women). Rohit Sharma hit 33 fours during his record-breaking 264 in 2014 against Sri Lanka.

135 – Kerr brought up her double century in just 135 balls making it the fastest in all International cricket (Men/Women). Chris Gayle’s ODI double ton came off 138 balls which was the previous fastest. Though exact information about Belinda Clark’s double century is not available, she is estimated to have taken around 140 deliveries for the milestone.

136 – Kerr scored 136 runs in boundaries during her innings which is the most in a Women’s ODI inning. She hit 31 fours and 2 sixes in this match to become the second player to hit 30 boundaries in innings in Women’s International cricket. Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch hit 38 fours during her 242-run knock in Test cricket.

295 – The 295-run stand between Kerr and Leigh Kasperek for the 2nd wicket is the 2nd biggest partnership in Women’s cricket. India’s Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut shared 320-run opening stand also against Ireland in 2017.