Records tumble in White Ferns win

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Records tumbled as New Zealand women's cricket team on Friday blew apart Ireland in an One-Day International at the YMCA Cricket Club, Dublin. Bates' tally of 151 (off 94 balls; 24 x fours, 2 x sixes) was her second highest innings in this format and the 10 century of her worldwide career. They now are the owners of the highest ODI total across formats, leaving behind England's men's team, who hold the record for the highest ODI total in men's cricket.

Bates reached 4,192 ODI runs to surpass Debbie Hockley (4,066) as the all-time leading run-scorer for the New Zealand women's team. New Zealand Women broke the previous record of 455-5, which was set by themselves back in 1997 against Pakistan. This is the biggest ODI innings total in history.

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The visitors bowled out Ireland for 144 to win the match by 346 runs. Apart from New Zealand this is done by Australia only. Jess Watkin and Amelia Kerr also blasted quick half-centuries. Riding on their skipper Suzie Bates' remarkable ton, New Zealand posted a record total of 490 for 4 in their allotted 50 overs.

Bates, who was on 89 off 59 balls then, went on to score her 10th ODI hundred, off only 71 balls.

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New Zealand Women will play two more ODIs against Ireland in this series at the same venue from June 10 and 13. A major blow was served to Ireland as their experienced spinner Isobel Joyce was barred from bowling after she bowled two beamers.

This is just the third chance in women's cricket when more than 400 runs are scored in one-day internationals.

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26- Number of overs which yielded 10 or more runs in New Zealand's innings. Murray conceded 119 runs while three others - Louise Little, Lara Maritz and Gaby Lewis - gave away 92 runs each.

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