White Ferns, Bates smash world records

  • White Ferns, Bates smash world records

White Ferns, Bates smash world records

New Zealand´s women cricket team posted the world record highest score in any one-day global match when they made a mammoth 490 for four against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.

New Zealand were particularly harsh on Ireland leg-spinner Cara Murray who went for 119 runs in her 10 overs.

It was New Zealand only who held the record for highest ODI total previously when the women's team posted a massive 455/5 against Pakistan to win the match by an overwhelming 408 runs at the Christchurch.

In men's cricket, the highest ODI total is 444 for three by England against Pakistan in August, 2016 at Nottingham. Maddy Green minted the Ireland bowlers to score 121 off 105 balls with 17 fours and two sixes.

Bates' 10th ODI century helped her surpass the great Debbie Hockley (4,066) as the White Ferns all-time ODI leading runs scorer with 4,192 runs. Suzie Bates and Maddy Green scored tons against Ireland in Dublin to propel the White Ferns to the biggest ODI total ever in cricket's history.

"To set a world-record for men's and women's cricket is pretty special and it's going to take a bit to chase it down", she added.

In all, 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.

The two teams will face each other on Sunday in the second fixture of the three-match series.

New Zealand, up against Ireland in Dublin in the first ODI on Friday, won the toss and opted to bat.

Meanwhile Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz and Louise Little all gave away 92 runs off their 10 overs as the hosts conceded 110 from the final 10.