World Cup final stats: Healy’s record 170, Sciver’s four centuries and more
The 2022 World Cup final saw a flurry of records being set and broken at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday, with Alyssa Healy and Natalie Sciver, in particular, standing out. Here’s a selection of the best:
Australia are now the only team to win a record seven titles at the ODI World Cup. They have now emerged victorious at three of the last five editions and seven of the 12 editions overall.
Australia’s score of 356/5 in the final is the highest in a World Cup final. The previous best was Australia’s 259/7 in the 2013 final against West Indies at the Brabourne stadium.
Australia’s total is also the highest by any team against England in ODIs. The previous best was the 310/3 that Australia scored in their opening match at this World Cup.
Alyssa Healy’s 170 is the highest individual score by a player in a World Cup final. The record previously stood in the name of former Australian captain Karen Rolton, who scored an unbeaten 107 in the 2005 final against India.
Number of sixes hit by Australia in their record tally. This is the second-highest total scored in an ODI without a single six in the innings. The only higher score without a six is Australia’s 412-3 against Denmark in 1997.
This is also the second-highest total by Australia in an ODI. The only time they scored a higher total was in the above mentioned game against Denmark in the 1997 World Cup.
Natalie Sciver is the first batter to score two hundreds in two different editions of the World Cup. She scored 137 (vs. Pakistan) and 129 (vs. New Zealand) in the 2017 edition and 109* and 148* in this edition (both against Australia).
Sciver is also the fourth player to score four hundreds in the ODI World Cup after Suzie Bates, Charlotte Edwards and Jan Brittin. Other than Bates, all three players belong to England.
Sciver has now scored five hundreds batting at no. 4 or lower in ODIs. Harmanpreet Kaur has scored four, while West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has scored two.
Runs added for the first wicket by Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes in the final, the most for a single partnership in a World Cup final. The 156 Healy added with Beth Mooney for the second wicket is second on the list. The record before today was the 139 added by Karen Rolton and Lisa Sthalekar for the fourth wicket in the 2005 final against India.
Alyssa Healy’s 170 is also the best by a wicketkeeper in ODIs. She goes past Rachael Priest, who scored 157 against Sri Lanka in 2015 in Lincoln.
Alyssa Healy’s tournament tally is the most for a single edition of the World Cup. Rachael Haynes’ 497 is the second-best, both of them overtook Debbie Hockley, who had scored 456 runs in the 1997 edition in India. Healy also became the first player to score 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.
Healy’s 170 is the second highest score in a World Cup knockout game after the famous 171* from Harmanpreet Kaur in Derby in 2017 against Australia in the semi-finals. It’s also the second-highest score by an Australian at a World Cup after the 229* by Belinda Clark against Denmark in 2019.