On Friday in Dublin against Ireland, New Zealand’s women’s team posted the highest score in any one-day international match when they made a mammoth 490 for four.
New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, one of the world s leading female cricketers, won the toss and promptly led from the front with an innings of 151, as well as sharing in a first-wicket stand of 172.
Madeline Green made a century as well, her innings of 121 helping New Zealand break their own 21-year-old record women s ODI total of 455 for five, also made in 50 overs, against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997.
Ireland are one of the weaker teams in the women s game and thir inexperienced attack had a hard time on Friday, with teenage leg-spinner Cara Murray conceding 119 runs in her maximum 10 overs, although the 17-year-old did take two wickets — including that of Bates, whom she had stumped to end a 94-ball innings featuring 24 fours and two sixes.
The highest total in any men s one-day international is England s 444 for three against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in 2016.
And the highest score in any men s senior limited overs or List A match remains Surrey s 496 for four against Gloucestershire at The Oval in 2007, an innings that featured Ali Brown s 176.