Australia Women completed a series whitewash over Sri Lanka Women with a 132-run win in the final game of the 3-match T20I series. Alyssa Healy’s record knock of unbeaten 148 came in only 61 deliveries. She struck 19 fours and seven sixes to push her side to 226/2. In reply, the Sri Lanka Women could only make 94/7 despite playing full 20 overs. Nearly half of those were scored for the 2nd wicket partnership in 8 overs.
All the statistical highlights from Alyssa Healy’s hundred and Australia Women’s 3-0 win:
A record-breaking effort:
148* – Alyssa Healy’s unbeaten 148 is now the highest individual score in Women’s T20I cricket. She surpassed Meg Lanning’s 133* scored in July this year against England Women. Interestingly, Lanning was the non-striker when Healy moved to 139 from 133 with a six.
4 – Healy’s knock is also the 4th highest individual score in T20I cricket across Men’s and Women’s cricket. Aaron Finch scored 172 and 156 respectively against Zimbabwe (2018) and England (156) while Hazratuallah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 earlier this year.
Healy scales new heights as a keeper:
1 – Alyssa Healy became the first player to score a century as a wicketkeeper in Women’s T20I cricket. The 82-run knock by UAE’s Esha Rohit against China this year is the previous highest Women’s T20I score by a keeper.
148* – Healy also holds the record for the highest T20I score by a wicketkeeper across Men’ and Women’s cricket. She went past Brendon McCullum’s 123 which he scored against Bangladesh in the 2012 WT20.
A record win for Aussie Women:
132 – The 132-run win in this game is Australia Women’s first T20I win by a margin of 100+ runs. Overall, this is the 10th biggest win in terms of runs in Women’s T20I cricket and the highest margin featuring two sides in the top 10 of Women’s T20I rankings.
226/2 – The total of 226/2 by Australia Women is their joint-highest in a T20I game. They scored 226/3 during the Chelmsford T20I this year against England Women.
Alyssa goes past Sarah:
75 – Alyssa Healy now has 75 dismissals in T20I cricket; the most in Women’s T20Is by any keeper. She thus surpassed Sarah Taylor’s tally of 74 T20I dismissals. Sarah retired from International cricket last week only.
72* – Healy now has featured in each of the last 72 T20I matches played by Australia Women. Only Sana Mir (73*) has played more consecutive T20Is for a team than Healy. Earlier in the 2nd T20I, Healy completed 100 caps in the shorter format.
19 – The 19 fours hit by Healy are the joint 2nd most by any player in a T20I inning. Beth Mooney hit 20 fours in the first game of this series and 19 during her century against England Women in the 2017 Canberra T20I. The seven sixes she hit are also the joint-most by any player for Australia Women.
118 – A total of 118 runs were aggregated by Alyssa during her unbeaten 148; the most through boundaries by any player in a Women’s T20I. Meg Lanning scored 110 runs through boundaries during her 133* earlier this year.
A big series for Australia and Healy:
212 – Healy’s 212 runs in this T20I series are the 2nd most by any player in a bilateral Women’s T20I series. Beth Mooney amassed 220 runs across the 3-match T20I series during the 2017/18 Women’s Ashes.
10.67 – Australia Women’s run-rate of 10.67 in this series is the highest for any team in a Women’s T20I series. (Min: 2 or more games) The previous highest was England’s RR of 9.17 during the Tri-Nation T20I series at home last year.
Sri Lanka’s losing streak continues:
10 – Sri Lanka Women’s losing streak in the T20I format extended to 10 matches; their longest losing streak in this format. They lost nine T20Is in a row between 2015 and 2016. Their last T20I win came against Bangladesh in the last year’s WT20.
Sri Lanka Women lost all the 16 matches they played in International cricket since that win against Bangladesh including 15 games in 2019. They have also lost all 13 Internationals against Australia.
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