Women’s World Cup’s top 3 run-scorers

Two Australians were among the top three run-scorers in the 2022 Women’s ODI World Cup.

Alyssa Healy 509 runs

Alyssa Healy finished as the top run-scorer not only for Australia but across the tournament with over 500 runs from 9 matches.

It was mainly down to her twin centuries in the semi-final and the final of the competition which played a big role in Australia lifting the title. Alyssa Healy averaged 56.5 with the best of 170 which came on the night of the big final.

She went at a strike rate of 103.66 overall and hence was able to impact the match greatly. Healy struck boundaries for fun in the tournament, making two centuries and two half-centuries.

“Not quite sunk in yet. First of all, it was a special game of cricket. Very high-scoring but that was pretty special from our group. Something we have been working towards for a long period of time, everyone’s been talking about it, so to finally get over the line was pretty cool. The job was halfway done. We knew their line-up and they were peaking at the right time and you never know what’s going to happen. It was a very professional chat during the innings break.” Alyssa Healy said.

She also added, “Credit to the bowlers, they held their nerves, Sciver played a special innings and could have gotten them over the line. Pretty tired towards the end, never batted for that long, it was nice to get out there and put a total on the board. Proud of the batting group. Everyone has worked really hard for this and it has been a long five year wait. Full credit to the girls and we will sit back and analyse what an amazing three months it has been.”

Rachael Haynes 497 runs 

Rachael Haynes looked like ending as the top run-scorer of the 2022 women’s World Cup before Healy overtook her quite spectacularly.

Still, Rachael Haynes finished with 497 runs which is the second-highest ever in the history of the women’s World Cup. She averaged 62.12 from 9 outings, going at a strike rate of 82.55, and proved to be a great foil for Healy.

Rachael Haynes struck one century and three half-centuries in the competition.

Nat Sciver 436 runs

England’s Nat Sciver made 436 runs from 9 matches at 72.66.

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