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Healy re-writes record books with massive CWC22 century

Dynamic Australia opener Alyssa Healy re-wrote the record books as she produced one of the greatest ODI innings of all time in Sunday's ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final.

Healy not only compiled her own highest ODI score in smashing 170 from just 138 deliveries against England, but also registered the biggest score by man or woman in a World Cup decider.

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She easily surpassed the previous female record of 107* that former Australia batter Karen Rolton managed in The Final against India in 2005 and then set about overtaking some of the biggest male names of all time.

Healy not only went past the great Sir Viv Richards (138* against England in 1979), ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting (140* against India in 2003) and former Australia keeper Adam Gilchrist (149 against Sri Lanka in 2007), but she overtook them convincingly.

To further amplify her record-breaking innings, Healy became the first cricketer - male or female - to score a century in both the semi-final and final of a World Cup, joining Shane Watson (2009 Champions Trophy) as the only players to do so at the same international tournament.

Her knock - which included an amazing 26 boundaries - also helped her past former New Zealand batter Debbie Hockley to post the most runs (509) by an individual at any Women's World Cup tournament.

Team-mate Rachael Haynes had previously gone past Hockley's 456-run total, but that seemed to spur Healy on further as she overtook them both in style to set Australia on their way.

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