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Suzie Bates becomes New Zealand women's highest scorer in ODIs

Suzie Bates becomes New Zealand women's highest scorer in ODIs

New Zealand Women broke their own 21-year-old record as they racked up 490-4 against Ireland Women in Dublin - the highest ever one-day global score by any team. Bates' tally of 151 (off 94 balls; 24 x fours, 2 x sixes) was her second highest innings in this format and the 10 century of her worldwide career.

In men's cricket, the highest ODI total is 444 for three by England against Pakistan in August, 2016 at Nottingham.

Bates and Watkin's 172-run opening stand was the sixth highest in the White Ferns history, and incredibly added to Bates' record of being involved in twenty-seven 100-run ODI partnerships for her country.

The visitors bowled out Ireland for 144 to win the match by 346 runs.

Number three batswoman Maddy Green fully capitalises on New Zealand's wonderful start.

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

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Beneath blue summer skies, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates won the toss and elected to bat first on a hard, flat pitch that seemed ideal for batting. Even this record is held by New Zealand; they had defeated Pakistan by 408 runs in the aforementioned game.

Both Bates and Green went on to score their respective centuries. She was dismissed on 151 that came off 94 deliveries with 24 fours and 2 sixes.

New Zealand Women will play two more ODIs against Ireland in this series at the same venue from June 10 and 13.

For Ireland, Cara Murray led their bowling attack as she took two wickets.

Apart from Murray, as many as three bowlers conceded more than 90 runs in their 10 overs.

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.