We are the champions
Woot woot… Australia has claimed its 7th Women’s One Day International Cricket World Cup after beating England by 71 runs in New Zealand last night. The Aussies were lifted by a record-breaking innings by opener Alyssa Healy, who scored 170 off 138 balls – which is the highest score in a women’s or men’s World Cup final – to help her team reach 356 runs after being sent in to bat. England came out looking strong and was ahead for much of the game, but they couldn’t keep up with the run chase as the innings wore on. The Aussies last won the trophy in 2013 and skipper Meg Lanning said “we felt like we’ve waited for a hell of a long time … and I think we deserved victory.” And hooray for Healy – she claimed more than 500 runs and was named Player of the Tournament. The Aussie men weren’t so lucky, losing to Pakistan in their first ODI series in 20 years. Oz never recovered from losing both openers for ducks and slumping to 3-6 in the 6th over of the match, all out for 210.
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