Australia beat England in Women’s World Cup final as Alyssa Healy slams 170; Nat Sciver’s 148 goes in vain
Nat Sciver’s unbeaten 148 went in vain as Alyssa Healy’s stunning 170 off 138 balls powered Australia to their seventh Women’s World Cup title with a 71-run win over the defending champions England in Christchurch on Sunday, April 3.
Sciver, who smashed 15 fours and a six in her epic knock, fought till the end alongside No. 10 Charlotte Dean (21 off 24), but they were left to do too much in the summit clash. The duo added a 65-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take the game deep, but with Dean’s dismissal, England’s hopes came to an end.
Earlier, put in to bat first, Healy forged a 160-run stand with fellow opener Rachael Haynes (68 off 93) before sharing 156 runs with left-handed batter Ben Mooney for the second wicket.
Mooney (62 off 47) was sent to bat ahead of skipper Meg Lanning to maintain the left and right combination.
Brief scores: Australia 356/5 in 50 overs (Alyssa Healy 170, Rachael Haynes 68, Beth Mooney 62; Anya Shrubsole 3-46) beat England 285 all out in 43.4 overs (Nat Sciver 148 not out; Jess Jonassen 3-57, Alana King 3-64) by 71 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Best by a long way the #Aussies… them & then daylight! Congrats @CricketAus Won every game! Extraordinary 🤸🏽👏 #CWC22 #CHCH ❤️ pic.twitter.com/loz7L9kpap
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) April 3, 2022
So bloody awesome!! What a superstar 👏👏👏👏👏 @ahealy77 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 https://t.co/kmXeFpNUkQ
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) April 3, 2022
WORLD CUP WINNERS!! 🏆
YOU BEAUTYYYYY AUSSIES!#CWC22 #TeamAustralia pic.twitter.com/PfboVgeeUy
— Australian Women’s Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) April 3, 2022
Congrats to the @AusWomenCricket on wining the 2022 World Cup, awesome display of skills and a well deserved win, enjoy the celebrations #CWC22 pic.twitter.com/FKESZog2ab
— Karen Rolton (@rolts21) April 3, 2022
Congrats on the win and an amazing World Cup. 👏🏼 https://t.co/haEnWXAHgI
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) April 3, 2022
UNBEATABLE. UNBELIEVABLE. 💚💛 https://t.co/uqv1VKK9cE
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) April 3, 2022
Congratulations Australian women team for being a truly dominating force throughout the #CWC22 . #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/zF2P6bBVWy
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) April 3, 2022
✅ Player of the Final
✅ Player of the Tournament
✅ National treasure
With centuries in both finals, Alyssa Healy had herself a tournament to remember #CWC22 pic.twitter.com/Ie2nCjqgpw
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) April 3, 2022
A brilliant team 👏
Congratulations on winning #CWC22 @AusWomenCricket. pic.twitter.com/RPyG7K0L9y
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) April 3, 2022
Extremely impressive from @natsciver 👏👏 #WomensWorldCup2022 #AUSvsENG
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 3, 2022
Mitchell Starc: 8-0-20-2 in 2015 ODI WC final.
Alyssa Healy: 170(138) in 2022 ODI WC final.
Family goals. pic.twitter.com/SaSlQXgByy
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 3, 2022
Most runs in a Women’s World Cup edition:
Alyssa Healy in 2022 — 509 runs
Most wickets in a Men’s World Cup edition:
Mitchell Starc in 2019 — 27 wkts
Husband and wife right at the top in the World Cup list.#CWC22
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 3, 2022
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