Australia won the Women’s Cricket World Cup for the seventh time after beating England by 71 runs at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda. Alyssa Healy struck a record-breaking 170 to set Australia up for victory as England fell short of defending their title despite Nat Sciver’s unbeaten 148.
“Really proud of Nat [Sciver] and the fact she [gave] us a chance of winning, we unfortunately didn’t have anyone with her to be able to really maximise two set batters,’ said England captain Heather Knight.
“Credit to Australia, the way they played in a final was pretty amazing.” Healy said ‘to put a huge total on the board … I’m really proud of our batting unit. To be able to do it on the biggest stage is pretty impressive.”