ICC Women's World Cup, Australia beat West Indies: Records broken
Australia Women trounced West Indies by 157 runs in the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup at Basin Reserve on Wednesday. Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes batted exceptionally well to take the Aussies to 305/3 in 45 overs (rain-affected). However, WI were bowled out for 148. With that win, the Aussies have now advanced into the finals. Here are more details.
Being put to bat first, Australia breezed past WI bowlers to aggregate 216/1 in 32.4 overs. Healy and Haynes scored in tandem. Later, Meg Lanning (26*) and Beth Mooney (43*) joined the action. For WI, Chinelle Henry claimed two wickets. In the chase, WI lost wickets at recurring intervals. Stefanie Taylor (46) was their top performer. For Australia, spinner Jess Jonassen pocketed two wickets.
Haynes hammered her way to 85 runs off 100 deliveries. Her knock comprised nine fours. With that, she has raced past the 2,500-run mark in ODIs. She has now breached the 700-run mark in the Women's World Cup. She has clobbered 730 runs while averaging 48.66. To date, she has amassed 2,517 runs across 76 matches with one hundred and 18 fifties.
Mooney laid a hostile show onto WI, which comprised a 31-ball 43* with three fours. Courtesy of her brisk exhibition, she has raced to 500 runs in the Women's World Cup. She now ranks 8th in the list of Australia Women with the most runs in the Women's World Cup. Overall, she has now amassed 1,688 runs across 53 ODIs while averaging 49.64.
Having knocked out WI from the ongoing Women's World Cup, Australia have now registered a 14-1 record in wins over the former in One Day Internationals. In the Women's World Cup, Australia have now beaten WI on 7 occasions. They have been on the losing front on a sole occasion (July 1993).
Healy smashed 129 off 107 deliveries against WI. She smashed 17 fours and a six. She recorded her 4th ODI ton. Notably, it was Healy's maiden hundred in the Women's World Cup. Healy now has 437 World Cup runs at 39.72. Across 93 ODIs, Healy has now amassed 2,469 runs while striking at a laud-worthy rate of 98.91.
Stafanie Taylor has now become the first WI woman to get past 800 runs in the Women's WC (839). Overall, she has amassed 5,298 runs in 145 ODIs at an average of 44.15 (7 hundreds, 37 fifties). Meanwhile, Deandra Dottin surpassed the 700-run mark in the event (718). In 143 ODIs, she has now slammed 3,727 runs with three hundreds and 22 fifties.