1st ODI, Ireland women vs. New Zealand women 2018 -YMCA Cricket Club Dublin
New Zealand women’s cricket team post the maximum ever total in one-day cricket by attaining an incredible 490 for four in the first match against Ireland in Dublin with captain Suzie Bates leading from the front with a blistering 151-run beat.
The total posted by the ‘White Ferns’ is the maximum ever in ODIs including men’s matches.
The people bowled out Ireland for 144 to win the match by 346 runs.
In men’s cricket, the maximum total in ODI is 444 for three, made by England against Pakistan in August 2016 at Nottingham.
With their unbelievable batting, New Zealand women team bettered their own 21-year old globe record of 455 for five against Pakistan at Christchurch in January 1997.
It’s only third time that a 400-plus score has been made in women’s ODIs. Australia was the First squad to cross the 400-plus mark when it beat Danish women’s team to score 412 for three in Mumbai in December 1997.
In men’s ODIs, a 400-plus score has been reached 18 times by different teams.
Bates beat 151 off 94 balls, beating 24 shots to the boundary marker and two over the ropes. Maddy Green mints the Ireland bowlers to score 121 off 105 balls with 17 fours and two sixes.
Amelia Kerr gives in piling the unhappiness of the Ireland players by scoring 81 off 71 balls with nine fours and three sixes. An extraordinary 64 boundaries were hit in addition to the seven sixes by New Zealand batters.
The two teams will face each other on Sunday in the second game of the three-match series.