On Sunday, the Australian women’s team made history by defeating England in the Women’s World Cup final by 71 runs to claim their sixth title. Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper-batter, was the standout of the final and surpassed Adam Gilchrist as the highest scorer in an ODI World Cup final (men or women). The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a photo of Alyssa Healy and her husband, Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc, on their official Instagram account, which has already received over 4.27 lakh likes.
The ICC shared a photo showing the image of the couple split in half. The first image is from Australia’s 2015 ODI World Cup victory, in which Mitchell Starc was named player of the series after taking 22 wickets in eight games. The other is from today when Australia defeated England by 71 runs, and Alyssa Healy was named player of the match and player of the tournament.
Mitchell Starc cheers for wife Alyssa Healy as she hits ton
In the Women’s World Cup final versus England on Sunday, Alyssa Healy, Australia’s wicketkeeper-batter, smashed an incredible 170 off just 138 deliveries, breaking the previous record.
In the Women’s World Cup final, Healy became only the second woman to score a century. Healy’s century was particularly memorable for her because her husband, Australia men’s team bowler Mitchell Starc, was present in the stands to see it. Starc was seen cheering in the stands as soon as Healy got her century off 100 balls.
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Mitchell Starc holds the record for most wickets taken in a single edition of the ODI World Cup, having taken 27 in 2015.
Healy now owns the record for most runs scored in a single Women’s World Cup edition. She has a total of 509 runs in this edition of the event, making her the first batter to score 500 runs in a single Women’s World Cup.
Healy hit 170 runs and helped Australia score 365 runs for the cost of five wickets. The England women were dismissed for 285 runs in 43.4 overs, with Nat Sciver scoring 148 runs undefeated.