New Zealand W registered the highest ever One Day International (ODI) team total in the history of limited overs internationals. They achieved this feat in the 1st ODI against Ireland in Dublin. Suzie Bates starred with 151 off 94 balls. Her innings was studded with 24 fours and two sixes. There was another centurionMaddy Green who scored 121 off 77 balls, her innings was laced with 15 fours and a solitary six.
New Zealand Women won the toss and opted to bat first without any doubt whatsoever.
They pipped their own record which was 455 against Pakistan in 1977. So, it is a 41-year-old record that has been broken. It is a big day in cricketing history.
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Such totals are unheard of in ODI’s, hence this is a testament to the startling advancement of the modern game. It is emphatic. One has to say that the new-age bats played a big role and that does not take credit away from the Kiwi batswomen who played outstandingly well.
Suzie Bates also registered a personal record, her score of 151 is now the highest individual score ever by a Kiwi woman. She went past Debbie Hockley who held the previous record. The target set for Ireland looks next to impossible, but stranger things have happened in cricket, remember South Africa chasing down a then-record 438 to win.