Suzie Bates, Maddy Green decimate Ireland attack, help New Zealand women post highest ODI total

New Zealand women's cricket team posted the highest ever total in One-day cricket by scoring an incredible 490 for four in the first match against Ireland in Dublin with skipper Suzie Bates leading from the front with a blistering 151-run knock.

PTI, June 08, 2018

Dublin: New Zealand women's cricket team posted the highest ever total in One-day cricket by scoring an incredible 490 for four in the first match against Ireland in Dublin with skipper Suzie Bates leading from the front with a blistering 151-run knock.

The total posted by the White Ferns is the highest ever in ODIs, including men's matches.

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

Suzie Bates and Maddy Green led the way for New Zealand. Image credit: Twitter/@WHITE_FERNS

Suzie Bates and Maddy Green led the way for New Zealand. Image credit: Twitter/@WHITE_FERNS

With their incredible batting, New Zealand women team bettered their own 21-year old world record of 455 for five against Pakistan at Christchurch in January 1997, which was also the first instance of a 400-plus total in either men's or women's cricket.

It's only third time that a 400-plus score has been made in women's ODIs. Australia were the second team to breach the 400-mark when they thrashed Danish women's team to score 412 for three in Mumbai in December 1997.

In men's ODIs, a 400-plus score has been achieved 18 times by different teams.

Bates blasted 151 off 94 balls, hitting 24 shots to the fence and two over the ropes. Maddy Green minted the Ireland bowlers to score 121 off 105 balls with 17 fours and two sixes.

Amelia Kerr contributed in piling the misery of the Ireland players by scoring 81 off 71 balls with nine fours and three sixes.

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

Updated Date: Jun 08, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114