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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.

In men's cricket, the highest ODI total is 444 for three by England against Pakistan in August, 2016 at Nottingham.

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

The previous record for the highest ODI total was set in 1997.

Ireland were bundled for 144 in response, giving New Zealand a mammoth 346-run victory, the fourth biggest win in terms of runs.

The New Zealand bowling unit put in a highly-polished performance, led by a career-best 4-17 by off-spinner Leigh Kasperek. Bates and debutant Jess Watkin added 172 runs for first wicket and then Bates and Green shared 116 for the second.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates has been named as the second-best women's cricket player in the world. Watkin departed for 62 off 59, while Bates continued her hammering batting.

This time, Bates walked back to pavilion after scoring 151 off just 94 balls, including 24 fours and 2 sixes.

New Zealand Women will play two more ODIs against Ireland in this series at the same venue from June 10 and 13.

Amelia Kerr contributed in piling on the misery by scoring 81 off 71 balls with nine fours and three sixes.

Green, who came at number three, capitalised on New Zealand's incredible start and slammed 15 boundaries and a six in her entertaining knock.

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

Opting to bat first, the White Ferns decimated the Ireland bowling attack scoring nearly 10 runs an over.

Louise Little, Lara Maritz, Gaby Lewis bore the brunt of New Zealand's assault as they conceded 92 runs each.


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