New Zealand women score mammoth 490/4 vs Ireland, highest ever in ODIs

Suzie Bates wins the toss

In what was a record-shattering One-Day International innings, New Zealand women posted a humungous total of 490/4 in their 50 overs (which is the highest in an ODI) against Ireland women in the first game of the three-match ODI series.

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

Bates' 94-ball innings featured a strike rate of 160.63, the second-highest in an innings of 100 or more in women's ODI cricket. The team has surpassed their own 21-year-old record of 455 this time against Ireland by putting up a massive score of 490.

New Zealand went on to win the match by sensational 346 runs as Ireland were bowled out for a mere 144 in 35.3 overs.

Having been injured earlier in the day, Isabel Joyce was unable to bat as New Zealand wrapped up the victory in the 36th over.

Middle-order batswoman Amelia Kerr also shone with an unbeaten knock of 81 runs.

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White Ferns captain Suzie Bates has been named as the second-best women's cricket player in the world.

490 for 4- New Zealand women's total, the highest in women's ODIs. Maddy Green (121 - 77 balls) scored her maiden century.

Also, in her 151, Bates' strike-rate of 160.63 was the second-highest for an women's global century-maker.

Skipper Suzie Bates was the star performer with 151 in just 94 balls.

For Ireland women, Cara Murray led their bowling attack as she took two wickets. But it was Kerr and wicketkeeper Bernadine Bezuidenhout who kept scoring at more than 10 runs per over.

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.

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