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 ❤️

— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) April 3, 2022

So bloody awesome!! What a superstar 👏👏👏👏👏 @ahealy77 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) April 3, 2022



— 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

— Karen Rolton (@rolts21) April 3, 2022

Congrats on the win and an amazing World Cup. 👏🏼

— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) April 3, 2022


— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) April 3, 2022

Congratulations Australian women team for being a truly dominating force throughout the #CWC22 . #CricketTwitter

— 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

— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) April 3, 2022

A brilliant team 👏

Congratulations on winning #CWC22 @AusWomenCricket.

— 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.

— 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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