Healy breaks record with 148 in women’s T20 match
Sydney, October 2
Australian Alyssa Healy set a world record for the largest run total in a women’s T20 International with an unbeaten 148 off 61 balls against Sri Lanka today. Australia scored 226/2 and won by 132 runs when they restricted Sri Lanka to 94/7 in their 20 overs.
Healy, the niece of former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy, batted through the innings, reaching the world record with a six in the penultimate over. That eclipsed teammate Meg Lanning’s previous mark of 133 set against England two months ago. “It was just one of those days where everything seemed to come out of the middle, so I’ll take that,” Healy said.Healy brought up her 50 off 25 balls and reached her century off 46 deliveries — the fastest by an Australian in men’s or women’s T20Is. She hit 19 boundaries and seven sixes. — AP