Stats: Alyssa Healy scripts history by recording highest score in WC final

Alyssa Healy went past a lot of greats of the game while recording the highest score in a World Cup final.

Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy (Photo Source: Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Manoj Kumar

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Australia’s Alyssa Healy registered her name in the record books after a monumental knock against England in the final of the Women’s World Cup 2022. England bowled first after winning the toss at the Hagley Oval and the openers Healy and Rachael Haynes made a mockery of the defending champions’ bowling setup with a stunning partnership of 160 for the first wicket. Healy was the aggressor of the two and continued her impressive run in the tournament to end up with 170 to her name off just 138 deliveries.

Healy’s 170 composed of 26 fours, and broke a lot of records, including the highest individual score record in a World Cup final for both men and women as she went past Adam Gilchrist’s 149 from the 2007 World Cup final against Sri Lanka. The list features the greats of the game like Ricky Ponting’s unbeaten 140 against India in 2003 and Viv Richard’s unbeaten 138 against England in 1979. Apart from this, Healy also went past the previous female record of 107* that was set by Australia batter Karen Rolton in the final against India in the 2005 Women’s World Cup.

Healy also became the first cricketer for both men and women to score a century in the semi-final and the final of the same World Cup. Only Shane Watson has been able to achieve the feat, in the ICC Champions Trophy for Australia in 2009. The records came kept coming her way as she also broke the record for the highest individual tally in a Women’s World Cup, scoring 509 runs. This record was previously held by former New Zealand batter Debbie Hockley.

Meanwhile, on the back of Healy’s magnificent knock, Australia posted a massive 356 for 5 in their 50 overs in the final and are well on their way to another prestigious Women’s World Cup title. So far, the day has completely belonged to Healy and it is expected to be etched as one of the greatest knocks in World Cup history.

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