As the Australian women’s cricket team won its seventh ICC Women’s World Cup title, wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy shattered records and emerged as the first woman cricketer to hit 500 or more runs in a single edition of the tournament on Sunday at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval in a match against England.

Alyssa Healy is an Australian cricketer who has transformed herself into one of the finest batters in cricket after a slow and rocky start. The 32-year-old can tackle the strongest bowling attacks in the blink of an eye. 

In Sunday’s match, Healy, along with Rachael Haynes, set a 160-run opening stand, making it the biggest partnership in a final of the Women’s World Cup. 

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Furthermore, Healy became the second cricketer to hit a century in a Women’s World Cup final, succeeding Australian batting legend Karen Rolton. 

In exactly 100 deliveries, Healy reached a score of triple figures, the fifth time in her ODI career. Now, her massive score of 170 is the highest score by a batter in women ODIs.

In 2019, Healy, with an unbeaten 148 off 61 balls, set a record of the highest T20I innings against Sri Lanka.

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Healy made her international cricket debut in February 2010.  

Born in Queensland, Healy pursued her education at Burwood’s MLC School and Barker College, Hornsby. 

Healy’s uncle was a Test wicket-keeper in the late 80s and the world record holder for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper. Another kin of hers played for Queensland. Despite cricket running in the family, the sport was only an acquired taste for Haley, who developed an interest in it only when she moved to Sydney during her younger years. 

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In 2015, the wicketkeeper-batter got engaged to Australian bowler Mitchell Starc. The duo tied the knot in April 2016. The couple met each other at the age of 9.