New Zealand women post new ODI record total of 490

Captain Suzie Bates smashed 151 off 94 balls

Captain Suzie Bates smashed 151 off 94 balls

Bates' 94-ball innings featured a strike rate of 160.63, the second-highest in an innings of 100 or more in women's ODI cricket. A marathon opening stand of 172 between Suzie and Jess Watkin (62 off 59 balls) was only the beginning of the carnage. The New Zealand women team's previous best was 455/5 against Pakistan in 1997 which is now successfully beaten with a new high.

New Zealand shattered a 21-year-old record that they previously set when they scored 455-5 against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997.

The assault by the top order meant that the New Zealand eves also overtook England's record of 444 runs against Pakistan in men's cricket.

While Bates played a trail-blazing knock of 94-ball 151, Green smashed 77-ball 121 as New Zealand absolutely dismantled the Ireland bowling attack whose inexperience was left exposed in front of their home crowd in Dublin.

For Ireland's bowlers, their figures did not make easy reading with Cara Murray ending with 2-119, as she had Bates stumped and Amy Satterthwaite caught at mid-wicket. She hit 15 of the 19 runs New Zealand scored in the final over, but the first-ever 500 in ODIs, men or women, was just a touch far away.

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

The White Ferns belted a whopping 64 fours and seven sixes, and produced century stands for the first two wickets - the first time a team has done this since 2000.

The highest total in any men's one-day global is England's 3-444 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2016, with Alex Hales striking 171. Joyce conceded 13 runs from her only over.

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