Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes break 25 Year Old Record by Debbie Hockley

Australia openers, Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy made history on Sunday in the Final of the 2022 Women’s World Cup as they both surpassed Debbie Hockley’s 456 runs in the 1997 World Cup and became the top 2 most run-scorers in one single edition of the Women’s World Cup.

 

Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes break 25 Year Old Record by Debbie Hockley. PC: ICC/ getty images
Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes break 25 Year Old Record by Debbie Hockley. PC: ICC/ getty images

 

Haynes started off the 2022 World Cup in big fashion scoring a magnificent 130* against England in the first match. She won the ‘Player of the Match’ Award for this outstanding performance. In the next couple of games, Haynes scored few 30s giving Australia a good start. She scored a match-winning 83* in the 4th match against West Indies. She had a few low scores in the next few games. In the Semi-Final match with West Indies, Haynes once again scored a beautiful 85 with the bat stitching in a 216 run opening partnership with Alyssa Healy helping Australia set up a big target of 306 for West Indies.

In the final of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, Rachael Haynes scored a wonderful 68 and once again stitched in 160 run partnership with Alyssa Healy setting up Australia to post a huge 300+ total on the board against England. She scored 7 boundaries in the 93 ball innings setting up a great foundation for her team. Haynes finished off her 2022 World Cup campaign with 497 runs in 9 matches at an average of 62.12 She scored 3 fifties and one century. She stitched in a three 100+ run partnership with Alyssa Healy and one 100+ partnership with Meg Lanning.

Healy on the other hand had an average World Cup till the Semi-Finals. She had scored 210 runs in the 7 league matches with 2 half-centuries. In the semifinal match against West Indies, Healy scored a magnificent 129 and helped Australia post a huge total of 305 on the board. In the final against England, she played one of the greatest knocks in World Cricket history as she scored a mind-blowing 170 of 138 balls with 26 boundaries helping Australia post a huge target of 357 for England.

By combining the knockout matches, Alyssa Healy scored a total of 299 runs in just two matches totaling her World Cup score to 509 runs in nine matches. Thus, she became the highest run-scorer in one single edition of the Women’s World Cup as she surpassed both Debbie Hockley’s 456 and fellow opener Rachael Haynes’s 497.

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Overall, the Australian openers have edged their names in world cup history as the top 2 most run scorers in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup. The epic showcase of batting from these 2 players will be a benchmark for the future generations of women’s cricket and will be remembered forever. These 2 have certainly put Australia in a winning situation in the 2022 World Cup Final.

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Dhanush Lavanya

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