World record ODI score by NZ women

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Bates blasted 151 runs from 94 balls while Green scored a career high 121. Their total is the highest score in men's or women's one-day internationals.

The New Zealand women bettered their own 21-year-old World record of 455 for five against Pakistan at Christchurch in January, 1997.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates leads NZ to an ODI world record 490-4. The Irish side, in their response, bundled out for 144 in 35.3 overs to give New Zealand Women a thundering 346 run win. Seventeen-year-old Amelia Kerr - the fourth New Zealand batsman to cross 50 - drove the first two balls of the last over through extra cover for fours. Bates and debutant Jess Watkin added 172 runs for first wicket and then Bates and Green shared 116 for the second. Riding on their skipper Suzie Bates' remarkable ton, New Zealand posted a record total of 490 for 4 in their allotted 50 overs. Watkin departed for 62 off 59, while Bates continued her hammering batting. She scored 151 off just 94 balls.

The previous most expensive analysis in an ODI, men's or women's, was by Australia's Mick Lewis who had figures of 10-0-113-0 against South Africa in the famous "438 game" at Johannesburg in 2006. Incidentally, this is only the third instance when a 400-plus score has been made in women's ODIs.

An unprecedented 64 boundaries were hit in addition to the seven sixes by New Zealand batters.

Bates' attacking flair was on full display as she played a glorious range of shots all around the wicket, scoring at a strike rate of over 150 throughout.

26- Number of overs which yielded 10 or more runs in New Zealand's innings. Apart from Cara Murray's 119 in 10 overs, Louise Little, Lara Maritz and Gaby Lewis went for 119 runs each.

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