Teen White Fern Amelia Kerr talks 'crazy day' smashing record

At just 17 years old, White Fern Amelia Kerr has set world cricket alight, batting for the entire New Zealand innings against Ireland.

She scored a remarkable 232 runs off 135 balls to break a record for the highest score in women's one-day cricket. She then backed that up with five wickets.

Some fans are calling it the most complete performance in one-day international cricket.

"It was just a crazy day and I just can't really believe it's happened," she told Newshub.

The Tawa College student smashed 31 fours and two sixes after opening the batting for the first time.

Kerr beat the record set by Australian Hall of Fame cricketer Belinda Clark in 1997.

"Hit a 6 and everyone was clapping and I had no clue what they were clapping about," she said.

"I found out at the end when I walked off, so pretty special."

It's also the second highest ever ODI score by a New Zealand, just five runs behind Martin Guptill's 237 in 2015.

But Kerr didn't just impress with the bat, also picking up career best bowling figures in the second innings, of five wickets for 17 runs.

The performance was not a complete surprise to her grandfather Bruce Murray, who himself played thirteen tests for New Zealand.

"She's a very good player and we've known that for some time. But just to put it together like that in one game, that's the astonishing thing."

Kerr's sister and Wellington Blaze teammate Jess was equally proud.

"I was sort of speechless really with how well she did. She's worked very hard though so she definitely deserved it, it doesn't come easily."

Her performance underlies her status as a rising star of the sport.

Only last month she signed a professional contract to play cricket in the English Women's T20 league.

Her bowling coach Ivan Tissera says he's sure she'll make another big one.

Kerr made plans to celebrate the performance of her life with some reality television.

"I'll watch some Love Island, recoupling tonight, it's gonna be a good episode."

Quality television, something Kerr's performances should provide for years to come.