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ICC Women’s World Cup: is Australia the best Cricket team in history?

  • Australia won  the seventh Women’s World Cup title on Sunday after defeating England in the final match in New Zealand
  • Australia has won seven titles, followed by England with four tittles and one for New Zealand 
  • Over the past four years, Australia has won 38 matches out of 39, and their only defeat in ODIs came against India last year
  • New Zealand has won the title once. At the same time, the Indian team has made it to the final twice but is yet to win the championship

The 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was the twelfth edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, held in New Zealand in March and April 2022.

Australia won the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup for the seventh time. Australia defeated England by 71 runs in a one-sided encounter played in Christchurch on Sunday in the final match.

The Australia Women’s Cricket team. Photo: cricket times.com

After losing the toss, Australia batted first and scored 356 runs in 50 overs for the loss of five wickets. Alyssa Healy, the opener, hit a career-high 170 off 138 balls.

England’s side could only muster 285 runs in response. The Player of the match was awarded to Healy.

Australia has won 38 of 39 ODIs in the last four years, with their only loss coming against India last year.

Since being knocked out of India’s 2017 Women’s World Cup in the semi-finals, Meg Lanning’s Australia has gone on a rampage, destroying everything in their path.

Since 2017, Australia has never lost an ODI series, and they also beat Ricky Ponting’s men’s team’s record for consecutive ODI victories.

Australia’s women set a record for winning the most ODIs in a row (26), which India broke in 2021.

On the other hand, Australia has won 12 ODIs in a row since breaking their streak, and the team did not lose a single game in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

They have won seven of the twelve women’s cricket World Cups that have been held.

Highest Score In World Cup Final

The 356/5 scored by Australia in the Women’s World Cup final is the highest in the tournament’s history.

For the first time in the World Cup final, a team has scored more than 300 runs. 259/7 was the previous high. In a match against the West Indies in 2013, Australia scored this.

Healy Played The Biggest Innings Of The World Cup Final

Alyssa Healy Photo: Hindustan Times

Alyssa Healy’s innings of 170 proved to be the biggest innings in the Women’s World Cup final history, just as Australia’s total was the most in the World Cup final. Kieran Rolton of Australia had previously held the record.

In the 2005 World Cup final versus India, she bowled an unbeaten inning of 107 runs.

Sciver  struck a brilliant hundred of her own, becoming the third woman to score a century in a World Cup final alongside Healy and Karen Rolton.

While Sophie Ecclestone of England was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 21 dismissals

Seventh World Cup Out Of 12 For Australia

The Australian team had already established itself as the most successful in the Women’s World Cup. Australia now holds seven of the twelve titles.

England has won the tournament four times, while New Zealand has won it once.

The Indian team has made it to the final twice but has yet to win the championship.

Photo: Cricket female

ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Winner: Prize Money

 The International Cricket Council awarded Australia $1.32 million in prize money. The ICC has increased the prize money from the 2017 World Cup.

The second-place finisher (England) received $0.6 million. In the semi-finals, the losing team received $0.3 million. The four teams who failed to advance past the group stage were each given $70,000.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain claimed on air before the ICC Women’s World Cup final that if Australia wins, they will be the most extraordinary women’s cricket team he has ever seen.

“If Australia does win this game, they will probably be the greatest Women’s cricket side of all time,” Hussain had stated.

ICC Women’s World Cup: Winners of All Season

YEAR

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

HOST

1973 England Australia England
1978 Australia England India
1982 Australia England New Zealand
1988 Australia England Australia
1993 England New Zealand England
1997 Australia New Zealand India
2000 New Zealand Australia New Zealand
2005 Australia India South Africa
2009 England New Zealand Australia
2013 Australia West Indies India
2017 England India England

The ODI World Cup has now joined Australia’s trophy cabinet, which also includes the T20 World Cup and the Ashes, and marks the culmination of a five-year journey of redemption for Australia following their stunning semi-final defeat in 2017.

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