Watch: 'I'd rather an Australian beat the record!' Cricket legend Belinda Clark congratulates Amelia Kerr on historic innings

The previous record-holder of the highest run total in a women's ODI has extended her congratulations to White Ferns teenage sensation Amelia Kerr - although she admitted she wished an Australian had beaten it instead.

Belinda Clark held the record for 19 years after scoring 229 not out against Denmark in 1997 - before Kerr was even born.

"The fact you did it on a six on the last ball of the day makes it an even more theatrical occasion."

Kerr scored 232 not out against Ireland yesterday, breaking Clark's record as well as another held by former Pakistani great Javed Miandad, becoming the youngest cricketer to score a double-century in international cricket.

Clark said she couldn't wait to see the all-rounder play in September when the White Ferns head to Australia for a three-match T20 series before a three-match ODI series in October.

"I'd rather an Australian break the record, but I'll take a 17-year-old Kiwi instead."


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