Hilary Barry catches up with record-breaking Kiwi cricket star Amelia Kerr

Disbelief, humbled, tired - just a few of the emotions Amelia Kerr says she felt after her record-breaking performance against Ireland this morning.

Kerr scored 232 runs against Ireland in Dublin in this morning's ODI while also collecting five wickets but she said she's still trying to process everything that happened.

"It hasn't sunk in yet," she said.

"I'm just so lucky with all the support I have back home."

White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen said she knew the 17-year-old had a performance like this in her, but she never expected it so soon.

"Amelia burst onto the scene as youngster in the domestic competition and caught everyone's eye, to be honest.

"We're not surprised she's produced a performance like this - probably not as young, I didn't think it would happen as young to be honest - but we're really proud."

Kerr's performance led to two new records - the highest women's ODI total in history and the youngest cricketer to score a double-century.

The all-rounder backed up her hitting with a stellar bowling performance, taking 5-17 off seven overs of work.

Kerr admitted she was surprised she was even handed the ball.

"I had a nap in between innings," she said.

"I didn't think [captain Suzie Bates] was going to bowl me - I thought she was just going to have me stand at slip all day."

Kerr and the team are now headed for England where they will play against South Africa and England.

Kerr is just 17, but against Ireland overnight, scored 232 not out AND took five wickets. Source: Seven Sharp

Detectives investigating two-vehicle crash on Lyttelton tunnel road that's left woman dead, three people injured

One person died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on the road to the Lyttelton Tunnel in Christchurch this evening.

Police earlier reported only one vehicle was involved and they now say detectives are investigating the crash.

Three men and a woman were in the first vehicle when it collided with a bridge on Tunnel Road about 5.30pm, says Canterbury Metro Commander Superintendent Lane Todd.

The woman died at the scene and the men sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The second vehicle collided with the first before also hitting the bridge.  

Its driver, the sole occupant, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Tunnel Road will remain blocked for a number of hours, Mr Todd said in a statement released shortly before 7pm.

The Serious Crash Unit and CIB are investigating, he said. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area if possible as Tunnel Road is not accessible via Port Hills Road or Ferry Road.

Police will release further detail tomorrow, Mr Todd said.

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Police car (File picture). Source: 1 NEWS


Chief Ombudsman investigates Auckland Council's handling of reports into potential central city stadium

The Chief Ombudsman is investigating Auckland Council's handling of two reports into a potential central city stadium.

The formal investigation comes after complaints were made by several councillors who say Auckland Mayor Phil Goff refused to give them full and open access to the reports.

The reports cost ratepayers around $1 million to produce.

A number of councillors say Mayor Phil Goff refused to give them full and open access to the reports. Source: 1 NEWS