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Women’s Cricket World Cup- Australia win for a record seventh time after Healy’s heroics

Australia, led by a brilliant 170 from Alyssa Healy, were crowned the champions of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 after beating a valiant England by 71 runs.

Alyssa Healy’s sensational 170 had helped Australia to pile a huge score of 356/5 in 50 overs. Healy’s 170, off just 138 deliveries, was the highest score in a women’s or men’s World Cup final. The niece of famous Ian Healy, Alyssa enjoyed a 160-run opening partnership with Rachael Haynes (68 off 93 balls) and then a stand of 156 with Beth Mooney (62 off 47 balls). She grabbed both the Player of the Match and the Player of the Tournament trophies.

Veteran Anya Shrubsole was the only England bowler to perform with credit with three for 46 off her 10 overs. It was perhaps Shrubsole’s last World Cup match as she was seen in tears at the end.

England made a determined effort to stay within reach of the required run rate, but wickets fell at regular intervals. Nat Sciver was the only one to stand tall in the midst of English ruins. She made a commendable 148 that eventually became the second highest score in a Women’s Cricket World Cup final.

For Australia, Jess Jonassen took three for 57 and Alana King finished with three for 64. 

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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