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Cricket World Player of the Week - Amelia Kerr New Zealand White Ferns

Cricket World Player of the Week - Amelia Kerr New Zealand White Ferns
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Amelia Kerr, the 17-year old right-handed batter from Wellington in New Zealand, re-wrote the record books this week and dominated the Ireland Women’s bowling attack in a third consecutive win for the White Ferns.

Despite her young age, Amelia Kerr was playing in her 20th WODI, and in this series had already posted scores of 81* and 29. She was completely dominant, carrying her bat through the entire innings and smashing a world-record for women’s cricket of 232* (145 balls; 31 x fours, 2 x sixes). Along the way she became the youngest centurion for her country.

Other notable performances

Shikhar Dhawan for becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century before Lunch on Day 1 of a Test. Dhawan blazed his way to an unbeaten 104 off 91 balls with 19 fours and three sixes in the historic Test against Afghanistan.

The previous record for the highest score by an Indian batsman was held by Virender Sehwag, who scored 99 not out against West Indies at Gros Islet. Dhawan is only the sixth batsman overall to get to triple figures in the first session.

Scotland hero Calum MacLeod, the 29-year-old scored his seventh ODI hundred for Scotland last weekend, hitting 140 not out, off just 94 balls, in their total of 371-5 versus England, in Edinburgh, as Scotland beat England by 6 runs.

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