Alyssa Healy emulates hubby Starc's feat

Starc & Healy
Mitchell Starc was in Christchurch to witness Alyssa Healy's epic knock. Photo: Twitter@ICC

Christchurch: Australian wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy was named 'Player of the Tournament' by the ICC following her team's 71-run over England in the Women's World Cup final here on Sunday.

Healy, who smashed 170 in the final against England, added her name to the prestigious roll-call of previous winners, joining former Australia captain Karen Rolton (2005) and international stars (England's Claire Taylor in 2009, New Zealand's Suzie Bates in 2013 and England's Tammy Beaumont in 2017) as contemporaries who have also won the coveted award.


Healy also emualted her husband Mitchell Starc as the left-arm pacer was named player of the tournament when Australia triumphed in the 2015 ICC World Cup.


Healy (509) scored more runs than any other player in New Zealand, with her centuries in the semifinal and final of the tournament helping Australia take home a record-extending seventh World Cup title.

The 32-year-old averaged 56.55 with the bat and also contributed eight dismissals (four catches and four stumpings) as keeper.

The six-person panel that judged Healy included commentators Lisa Sthalekar, Nasser Hussain and Natalie Germanos.

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