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Australia has won the ICC Women’s One Day World Cup title for the 7th time. In the final match played on Sunday, Australia defeated England by 71 runs in a one-sided match. Batting first after losing the toss, Australia scored 356 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Opener Alyssa Healy scored 170 runs in 138 balls, playing career best innings. In reply, England’s team could only score 185 runs. Healy was adjudged player of the match.
good start for australia
England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the Australian team got off to a good start. His first wicket fell for 160 runs. Rachel Haynes was dismissed for 68 runs off 93 balls. On the other hand, Australia lost the second wicket for 316 runs. Alyssa Healy was dismissed after playing an innings of 170 runs from 138 balls. He hit 26 fours in his innings. Apart from Haynes and Healy, Beth Moody scored 62 runs in 47 balls.
Shrubsole took three wickets for England.
Anya Shrubsole took 3 wickets for 46 runs for England. He tried to make a comeback in the 48th over by dismissing Mag Lenning on the second ball and Beth Mooney on the third ball, but by then it was too late and Australia’s score had reached 300.
Bad start for England
England did not start well. Australia got its first success in the third over itself. Daniel Waite, who played a century in the semi-finals, got bowled after scoring 4 runs. Megan Schutt took his wicket. On the one hand, Natalie Siever held the innings, but on the other hand, she did not get any support. Till the last she remained unbeaten on 148 runs. The entire team of England was reduced to 285.
Highest score in world cup final
Australia’s score of 356/5 is the highest score in any final of the Women’s World Cup. For the first time a team has scored above 300 runs in the final of the World Cup. The previous record was 259/7. This score was made by Australia against West Indies in 2013.
Healy played the biggest innings of the World Cup final
Just as Australia’s score was the highest score in the World Cup final, in the same way Alyssa Healy’s innings of 170 proved to be the biggest innings in the history of the Women’s World Cup final. The previous record was in the name of Australia’s Kieran Rolton. Rolton played an unbeaten innings of 107 runs in the final against India in 2005.
Healy’s innings has proved to be the biggest innings combined in the women’s and men’s World Cup finals. The previous record was held by Australian men’s team player Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist scored 149 against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2003 World Cup.
7 out of 12 world cup names of australia
Australia’s team was already the most successful team in the Women’s World Cup. Now he has 7 out of 12 titles to his name. England has won the title four times and New Zealand once. The Indian team has reached the final twice, but has not been able to win the title even once.