Australia has been crowned world champions, claiming its seventh ICC Women’s World Cup with a 71-run win over England in Christchurch.
Scoring the highest ever individual score in an ODI World Cup. with a 71-run win over England in Christchurch.
Scoring the highest ever individual score in an ODI World Cup, a 170-run knock from player of the Final Alyssa Healy helped to set up the win.
Despite an unbeaten 148 from England’s Natalie Sciver, Australia remained undefeated throughout the entire tournament, defending its score of 5-356 with England being bowled out for 285 in the 44th over.
Alana King (3-64) and Jess Jonassen (3-57) took the most wickets for Australia.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley congratulated the team on its achievements.
“Congratulations to Meg Lanning, Matthew Mott and the whole team for their superb performance throughout this tournament and over the entire season.
“We are incredibly proud of the way they play the game and their achievements. The players are exceptional role and strength in depth.
“This tournament has been played in fantastic sprit and the cricket has been exceptional. Congratulations to all the teams involved and particularly also to England for making it through to the final and to Alyssa Healy on her player of the final and tournament awards.
“Our thanks to the ICC, New Zealand Cricket, the Local Organising and the NZ Government for organising such a successful tournament.