Australia’s opening batter Alyssa Healy is currently leading UP Warriorz in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League and has a chance to add another trophy to her cabinet as she has guided her side to the knockout stage of the tournament.
The ace batter has been a core member of the record-breaking Aussie side which has dominated world cricket for the last decade or so. On the eve of her 33rd birthday, we list the wicketkeeper-batter’s most notable innings for her national team.
148* against Sri Lanka, 2019
It was a day to forget for Sri Lanka when they took on Australia in the third and final T20I of the series, with the home side having already sealed the series after consecutive victories in the first two matches.
Meg Lanning decided to bat first after winning the toss in the series finale. But even she wouldn’t have expected what was to transpire as the trailblazing Aussie opener Alyssa Healy went on a rampage against the Sri Lankan bowlers.
The wicketkeeper-batter smashed a mind-boggling 148 runs off just 61 deliveries, registering the highest T20I score by an Aussie batter, beating the previous record held by skipper Meg Lanning.
133 against India, 2018
With the series already in the bag, Australia took on hosts India for the third and final ODI of the series. The visitors got off to a stutter start in the series finale after losing quick wickets at the top of the order.
That is when Alyssa Healy came to the fore for the Aussies with a glittering century. Her brisk 133 off just 115 deliveries held one end for the visitors as they went on to register a huge total of 332 runs in their 50 overs. The Women in Green and Gold went on to win the game comfortably in the end, thanks to Healy’s century.
170 against England, 2022
Australia continued their dominance in ICC events after they met rivals England in the 2022 World Cup final in Christchurch.
The Aussies, who were put into bat first in the final, managed to post a daunting total of 356 runs, largely due to a swashbuckling innings from Alyssa Healy. The opener smashed 170 runs off just 138 deliveries in a whirlwind innings to add to misery of the the English bowlers. Her innings is the highest innings by a wicket-keeper batter in the 50-over format.