New Delhi. Today i.e. June 8 is a very special day in women’s ODI cricket. On this day in the year 2018, the New Zealand team made the biggest score in the women’s ODI format. New Zealand made an amazing performance in the very first ODI of the series against Ireland in Dublin and scored a mammoth score of 491 for 4 in the stipulated 50 overs. In response, the Ireland women’s team was all out for a total of 144 runs in 35.3 overs. Due to this New Zealand won the match by a huge margin of 347 runs.
New Zealand captain Suzy Bates won the toss and decided to bat first. Bates and Jess Watkin landed for the opening. Together they added 172 runs for the first wicket. Jess was victimized by Gabby Lewis. He scored 62 runs in 59 balls with the help of 10 fours. Bates remained grounded and then with Maddie Greene thrashed the Irish bowlers. Bates and Green shared a 116-run partnership for the second wicket.
Bates returned to the pavilion as the team’s second wicket after scoring 151 runs off 94 balls. He hit 24 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Then Maddy Green scored a century and scored 122 runs in 77 balls with the help of 15 fours and 1 six. Amelia Kerr also played an unbeaten innings of 81 runs. He hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in 45 balls. Not only this, the team also got 31 extra runs. For Ireland, Cara Murray took 2 wickets while Lara Maritz and Gabby got 1-1.
Chasing a huge target of 492 runs, the Ireland team could bat only 35.3 overs and were all out for 144 runs. Captain Laura Delany contributed the highest 37 runs. He hit 4 fours in 65 balls. At the same time, Jennifer Gray scored 35 runs and hit 5 fours in her innings of 53 balls. Apart from Gabby Lewis (20) and Shauna Kavanagh (14), no other player could touch the double figures. Leigh Kasperek took 4 wickets for 17 runs. Apart from them, Hanna Rove got 2 wickets while Kate Ibrahim, Anna Peterson and Amelia Kerr took 1-1 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 08, 2022, 06:18 IST