The highest score in a World Cup final. The first total over 300 in a World Cup final. The highest partnership in a World Cup final. And more.
170 Alyssa Healy’s score against England. It is now the highest individual tally of any batter in a World Cup final (men or women), surpassing Adam Gilchrist’s 149 against Sri Lanka in 2007.
356 for 5 Australia’s tally is the first-ever example of a tally over 300 in an ODI Women’s World Cup final. The previous high was just 259 for 7 by Australia in 2005 against the West Indies. Australia’s 356 is also the second highest total in the world. Cup final (men or women), behind the 359 for 2 by the Australian men’s team against India in 2003.
3 That 356 is Australia’s third-highest tally in women’s ODIs. They went 412 for 3 in the 1997 World Cup against Denmark and 397 for 4 against Pakistan earlier in the same year. It is also the highest tally in the Women’s ODI against England. Australia broke their own record, which they set early in the tournament with 310 for 3 to Hamilton.
2 Healy’s 170 is the second highest Women’s ODI score for Australia, behind Belinda Clark’s 229* in the World Cup against Denmark in 1997. It is the highest score of any what a hitter against England in this format, topping Clark’s 146* in 2000.
1 Healy became the first player to score two hundred in knockouts at an ODI World Cup. She scored 129 against West Indies in the semi-finals in Wellington. Only two players before her had multiple tons in World Cup knockouts – Ricky Ponting (2003 final and 2011 quarter-final) and Mahela Jayawardene (2007 semi-final and 2011 final).
509 Healy runs in this tournament, the first player with over 500 runs in an edition of the ODI Women’s World Cup. Rachael Haynes’ 497 runs in this tournament is the second highest tally at a Women’s World Cup. Australia’s opening duo broke the record held by Debbie Hockley with 456 runs in 1997.
170 Healy’s innings are also the highest individual score by a wicketkeeper in women’s ODIs. The previous highest was Rachel Priest’s 157 against Sri Lanka in 2015.
2 Australia’s innings are only the second in Women’s ODI history to feature two partnerships over 150. The first example was also featured in Australia when they hit 397 for 4 against Pakistan in 1997. The two partnerships involving Healy – 160 with Haynes and 156 with Beth Mooney are the highest stands in the Women’s ODI World Cup Finals.
148* Nat Sciver’s score against Australia, the second highest individual score in a women’s ODI pursuit. Highest is 152* by Meg Lanning against Sri Lanka at the 2017 World Cup in Bristol.
641 Takes place between Australia and England in the final, the second highest match tally in ODI women’s cricket. The highest is 678 runs in the 2017 World Cup match between England and England. Africa in Bristol.
2 Two instances of over 140 scores in a women’s ODI, ahead of Healy and Sciver in Christchurch. The two previous cases came in Bristol during the 2017 World Cup: Chamari Athapaththu (178*) and Meg Lanning (152*) in the match between Australia and Sri Lanka, while England’s Tammy Beaumont (148) and Sarah Taylor (147) against South Africa.
Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo
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