Australia defeated England by 71 runs in the World Cup final played at the Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch. Batting first in front of England, Australia had set a target of 357 runs but the entire team was all out after scoring 285 runs in the 44th over.
This is the 7th World Cup title for Australia. She has been undefeated in this tournament so far. For England, Natalie Sciver played an unbeaten innings of 148 runs and kept England’s hopes alive but no batter could support them.
England’s innings reduced to 285:
Chasing the target of 357 runs, Daniel Waite and Tammy Beaumont started the innings for England but soon Daniel Waite was out. He was dismissed by Megan Schutt. England suffered a second blow in the form of Tammy Beaumont. He played an innings of 27 runs. He was made his second victim by Scutt.
The team has suffered a third blow in the form of captain Heather Knight. She is out after scoring 26 runs. He was dismissed lbw by Alana King. As the fourth blow, Amy Jones was caught by Jess Jonassen at the hands of Alana. He played an innings of 20 runs.
For the 5th wicket, Sophia Dunkley was dismissed for 23 runs. He was bowled by Alana King. He shared a 50-run partnership with Skiver. Katherine Brunt was dismissed for 1 as the sixth wicket, she was dismissed by Alana King.
England got their 7th blow in the form of Sophie Eccleston. Kate Krauss was dismissed by Jess Jonassen for the 8th wicket. Charlie Dean was out after scoring 21 runs as the 9th wicket.
Australia’s innings, Alyssa played a historic innings:
Alyssa Healy has played a historic innings of 170 runs in the match. This is the highest score in the World Cup. Apart from this, Beth Mooney has scored 62 and Rachen Hines has scored 68 runs.
The teams of England and Australia came out to win the title in the ICC World Cup final. Alyssa Healy and Rachel Hines made a strong start for Australia after losing the toss against England.
Both gave a strong start to the team by sharing 160 runs for the first wicket. Hines was dismissed after playing an innings of 68 runs off 93 balls with the help of 7 fours. Even after the fall of the first wicket, Australia’s run pace did not stop, Haley continued to score runs from the other end.
Earlier, Haley completed his half-century by hitting 6 fours in 62 balls. After this, he completed his century by hitting 13 fours in 100 balls. He played a historic innings of 170 runs in the World Cup final. He was dismissed by Anya Shrubsole. Apart from this, Beth Mooney has played a brilliant innings of 62 runs. He was caught by Anya Shrubsole at the hands of Skiver.
Australia Playing XI-
Rachel Haynes, Alyssa Haley (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashley Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcy Brown
England playing XI-
Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Waite, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Eccleston, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole