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Haynes continues stunning form with valuable knock

Australia batter Rachael Haynes broke the long-standing record created by New Zealand great Debbie Hockley by scoring the most runs ever at an ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, only to see fellow opener Alyssa Healy usurp them both.

Haynes and Healy both overtook the previous record of Hockley (456 runs at the 1997 World Cup) during Australia's innings in The Final in Christchurch on Sunday.

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Many batters had previously come close to beating Hockley's record of almost 25 years, with England's Tammy Beaumont scoring 410 runs at the 2017 edition and South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt wasn't far off this year.

Wolvaardt had 433 runs heading into South Africa's semi-final against England but was dismissed for a duck in the cut-throat clash as the Proteas were eliminated.

That paved the way for Haynes and then Healy to claim the new record as the duo continued their excellent tournaments to date with valuable contributions in Sunday's final.

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Haynes scored 68 from 93 balls to take her tally to 497 for the tournament, before Healy's amazing knock of 170 saw her claim the new record with 509 runs.

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