Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy set couple-goals: Australian women penned history as they bagged their seventh Women’s World Cup, thanks to an emphatic display of belligerence from Alyssa Healy that would leave the English bowlers scampering around desperately for shelter.
Right since the word go, Healy hunkered down to business, picking on the English bowlers and peppering them to the ropes. It was an insane display of some hard-hitting as it rained fours and sixes at Hagley Oval.
The incredible couple of Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy
With every six she would whip in the final, there would be the known visage of Mitchell Starc, smiling in the stands and lauding the strikes of his wife, making it a spectacle to behold. This was a gigantic leap of progression for the sport that has always witnessed the wives and girlfriends filling the stands to witness their beloved wreaking havoc in the center.
Healy scored an insane 170 from just 138 balls that saw her hammering 26 boundaries, leaving the English bowlers stuck in a state of blue funk. She was also adjudged as the player of the tournament with a display that would read 509 runs at an average of 56.56.
Mitchell Starc won the player of the tournament award in the 2015 ODI World Cup and Alyssa Healy won the player of the tournament award in the 2022 ODI World Cup. pic.twitter.com/6ue1iP7bkt
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The staggering number of runs would be starring 2 half-centuries and 2 centuries in the process with the best coming out on the grandest of occasions. However, as they say, the genes run in the family, Mitchell Starc was also awarded the player of the tournament in the 2015 World Cup.
At the tender age of 25, Starc wreaked havoc, wringing out figures of 22 wickets at an economy rate of 3.50, ushering Australia to their staggering fifth World Cup crown. Starc is one of the most menacing fast bowlers in the antiquity of Australian cricket and was the face of Australian fast bowling that saw him completing a smooth transition from the era of Mitchell Johnson to the likes of a starry trident, featuring Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and himself.
It never hurts to be in a family of cricketing brilliance because alongside the tremendous diligence and the distance, what follows are dreams, success and an eternity of love.