NZ women make the highest ODI total of all time

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Skipper Suzie Bates and Maddy Green slammed centuries against Ireland as New Zealand women posted 490-4, the highest score in one-day worldwide history in their first ODI on Friday.

The team fought together to achieve this huge total but the star of the match was Captain Suzie Bates who played a remarkable inning of 151 runs off 94 balls and the support was from the other side of the crease by Maddy Green who knocked 121 runs off 77 balls. The highest ODI score in the men's game was set in 2016 when England scored 444-3 against Pakistan at Nottingham.

New Zealand women amassed 490/4 in their first ODI against Ireland in Dublin, streaking past their own mark set over 20 years ago.

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.

New Zealand went on to win the match by sensational 346 runs as Ireland were bowled out for a mere 144 in 35.3 overs.

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

Jess Watkin and Amelia Kerr blasted quick half-centuries to pile on the agony for Ireland in Dublin. Incidentally, this is only the third instance when a 400-plus score has been made in women's ODIs.

New Zealand women are on the tour to Ireland and England.

She says the way the whole day panned out was a little unbelievable. She was dismissed on 151 that came off 94 deliveries with 24 fours and 2 sixes.

26- Number of overs which yielded 10 or more runs in New Zealand's innings.

Ireland's day in the field was a shocker, with leg-spinner Cara Murray setting another record by conceding 119 runs, which is the most by any bowler, male or female, in an ODI.