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Mitchell Starc Applauds Alyssa Healy After Century In Women’s World Cup Final
By CricShots - Apr 3, 2022 5:17 pm
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It was a memorable day, and it became even more special with the memorable ton from the Australian wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy as she shattered multiple records during the final of the Women’s ODI World Cup. Opening the innings, Healy played a dominating knock of 170 (138), with the help of 26 fours, against England at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Healy’s husband, and Australian Men’s team’s star fast bowler, Mitchell Starc cheered for her from the stands and celebrated her remarkable ton.

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Alyssa Healy scored a match-winning century

Alyssa Healy got some apt support from Rachael Haynes 68 (93), and Beth Mooney 62 (47), who helped Australia put up a score of 356/5, the highest total by a team in the Women’s World Cup final. The previous record was also held by them when they registered 259/7 against West Indies in the 2013 WC.

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When Alyssa Healy scored her 100th run, Mitchell Starc was visibly proud and happy. He stood up and was seen lauding the effort of his wife and her achievement from the stands. Starc’s serious look turned into a big smile as he saw Healy bring reach the three-figure mark. Mitchell Starc had landed in New Zealand to witness Australia’s World Cup final and watch her wife play.

 

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Alyssa Healy broke the record of Adam Gilchrist to become the player with the highest score in an ODI World Cup Final (Men or women). She also ended up as the highest run-getter of this year’s tournament and became the first player to cross the 500-run mark in the history of Women’s World Cup scoring 509 runs in nine matches that she played.

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Notably, Alyssa Healy had scored a ton against West Indies as well in the semi-final, when she smashed 129 in 138 balls. She was one of the major reasons behind Australia’s victory against India at the ICC Women’s T20I World Cup 2020 at the iconic at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A combined effort from the top-order helped Australia win their 7th World Cup. They now stand strong as the World Champions in the T20I and the ODI format.

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