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Australia beat England in Ladies’s World Cup closing as Alyssa Healy slams 170; Nat Sciver’s 148 goes in useless



Nat Sciver’s unbeaten 148 went in useless as Alyssa Healy’s beautiful 170 off 138 balls powered Australia to their seventh Ladies’s World Cup title with a 71-run win over the defending champions England in Christchurch on Sunday, April 3.

Sciver, who smashed 15 fours and a six in her epic knock, fought until the top alongside No. 10 Charlotte Dean (21 off 24), however they have been left to do an excessive amount of within the summit conflict. The duo added a 65-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take the sport deep, however with Dean’s dismissal, England’s hopes got here to an finish.

Earlier, put in to bat first, Healy solid a 160-run stand with fellow opener Rachael Haynes (68 off 93) earlier than sharing 156 runs with left-handed batter Ben Mooney for the second wicket.

Mooney (62 off 47) was despatched to bat forward of skipper Meg Lanning to keep up the left and proper mixture.

Brief scores: Australia 356/5 in 50 overs (Alyssa Healy 170, Rachael Haynes 68, Beth Mooney 62; Anya Shrubsole 3-46) beat England 285 all out in 43.4 overs (Nat Sciver 148 not out; Jess Jonassen 3-57, Alana King 3-64) by 71 runs.

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