ICC Women’s World Cup Final: Starc applauds after wife Alyssa Healy registers tons.© Instagram
Australia’s lead-off hitter, Alyssa Healy, was at her brightest when she scored 170 against England in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Sunday, helping her squad to 356/5 in the allotted 50 overs. As a result of this knock, the righthanded batter registered the highest individual score in a Women’s World Cup final. Australian pacemaker Mitchell Starc, who is also Alyssa Healy’s husband, attended the match and received applause when Healy brought up her barrel.
The ICC posted a video to their official Instagram handle, captioning the post as “Happiness is……cheering for your husband at the #CWC22 finale.”
With this 170-run knockout, Healy broke Karen Rolton’s record for registering the highest individual score in the final of a Women’s World Cup.
Healy now also holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup. She has managed to score 509 in this edition of the tournament and is the first batter to have registered more than 500 runs in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup.
Her teammate Rachael Haynes is in second place on the list, as she registered 497 runs in the 2022 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
In the top match against England, Healy was sacked in the 46th over, but it wasn’t before she scored 170 runs to propel Australia’s score.
In the pending game, England won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. Healy and Haynes then made 160 runs for the opening wicket.
Beth Mooney also provided ample support for Healy in the middle and the duo added 116 runs for the second wicket and their partnership was broken in the 46th over by Anya Shrubsole when she defeated Healy.
In the end, Australia finished with a score of 356/5 in 50 overs.
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