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Amelia Kerr makes cricket history

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Amelia Kerr has etched her name in the record books after a stellar performance against Ireland. © Photo - Photosport; Video - White Ferns Amelia Kerr has etched her name in the record books after a stellar performance against Ireland.

White Ferns teenager Amelia Kerr has smashed the women's cricket record books with an incredible performance against Ireland on Thursday morning (NZ time).

The 17-year-old blasted an unbeaten knock of 232 runs against the Irish in their final ODI in Dublin.

Heading into the fixture, Kerr had scored fewer than 174 runs in ODI cricket, but smashed the Irish bowlers to all parts of the ground. 

Kerr struck 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball epic, as the White Ferns posted 440/3.

She broke the 21-year-old record held by Australian Belinda Clark, exceeding Clark's 229, set against Denmark in 1997.

Kerr also became the youngest double centurion in international cricket - men included.

The teen then continued her sublime form with the ball by taking 5/17, as Ireland were bowled out for 135 and New Zealand coasted to a 305-run victory to win the one-day series 3-0.

Kerr was also involved in the second-highest partnership in women's ODI cricket, as she and all-rounder Leigh Kasperek (113) piled on 285 runs for the second wicket.

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