17-year old New Zealand batswoman, Amelia Kerr became the youngest double centurion in international cricket for both Men and Women’s cricket.
Kerr went on to break the record of former Pakistan skipper, Javed Miandad who scored his maiden double century during a Test match against England aged 19 years and 140 days.
The 3rd on the list is former Indian Women’s skipper, Mithali Raj who also scored a double century in a Test match against England way back in 2002.
Amelia got herself in the history books courtesy a once in a lifetime knock by the teenager. She was at her imperious best and was never troubled by any of the Irish bowlers. There is no doubt about the fact that Ireland is a pretty weak team.
However, there is no denying the fact you still have to score the runs, and Amelia duly deserves special applause for achieving the tremendous feat.
Kerr also broke the record of Belinda Clarke for the highest individual score in a women’s ODI. It was some sensational piece of strokeplay by Amelia which helped her achieve the terrific feat.
Clark had scored a brilliant 229 way back in 1997 against a weak Denmark side. The innings of Amelia also came against a weak Ireland side. However, you can’t take away the terrific shots she executed on Wednesday. It was an exhibition of strokeplay by the youngster.
It was New Zealand who won the toss and opted to bat. Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia began proceedings. Both began pretty well and shared a 113-run partnership between them within the 15th over. Amelia took on the attacking role after the fall of her partner. She looked in sensational touch and found the boundaries on a quite consistent basis.
She went on to smash a sensational century and never looked to wrest home the advantage. Amelia eventually became the 2nd woman to score an ODI double century. She eventually remained unbeaten on 232 off 145 deliveries, an innings which studded with 31 fours and a couple of sixes. Leigh Kasperek also scored a brilliant century, as New Zealand finished with 440/3 on their allotted 50 overs.