There was a day of disappointment for Ireland's men's and women's cricketers, both falling to defeat.

The men failed to hold the Dutch in a tight run chase at the VOB Ground in Rotterdam, though they came out of the game optimistic following this T20 international against Netherlands.

In the women's international, New Zealand's Ameia Kerr re-wrote the record books and dominated Ireland’s bowling attack in a third consecutive ODI win for the White Ferns.The 17-year-old right hander from Wellington was hugely impressive, carrying her bat through the entire innings and smashing a world-record for women’s cricket of 232 not out.

She faced 145 balls, hit 31 fours and two sixes, along the way she became the youngest centurion for her country.

The New Zealand total of 440-3 off 50 overs was always going to be a stretch for the young Ireland side. Ireland finished on 135 all out, and Kerr was subsequently awarded the Player of the Series award.

In the men's game, national T20 captain Gary Wilson correctly called the toss for the second consecutive day, but this time elected to bat first under blue skies. 

Openers Paul Stirling and James Shannon gave Ireland a perfect start, with a half-century opening stand in just under five overs. Shannon, playing in his fourth T20I, easily surpassed his previous highest T20I score of five runs and looked more dangerous than his formidable partner Stirling. 

However, both openers went soon after. Tuesday's batting hero Simi Singh had a brief but entertaining innings reaching 13 runs off ten balls and William Porterfield compiled a run-a-ball 20.

With a target of 159 ahead of them, the Dutch openers Tobias Visee and Max O’Dowd got off to a positive start and they weren't long in chasing it down.

With the foundations set by the early, experienced heads in the middle order saw the Netherlands run chase to a successful conclusion.

For Ireland, the spinners looked the more likely to take wickets and contain the runs, with Dockrell (2-30 off four overs) and Singh (1-23 off four overs) bowling well but in the end it wasn’t enough. 

Netherlands have become a bogey team for Ireland, having now recorded wins in the two teams' last five encounters in this format of the game. Ireland will have two days break and then head into a two matches against Scotland on Saturday and Sunday in Deventer.