Australian opener Alyssa Healy, who fashioned her team’s big win over England in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final at the Hagley Oval, revealed on Monday that her century in the semifinal against the West Indies had laid the foundation for her record- breaking innings in the title showdown.

Australia defeated the Heather Knight-led England by 71 runs to lift their seventh World Cup Trophy on Sunday with Healy’s power- packed 170 off 138 balls laying the foundation for the emphatic win.

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The 32-year-old veteran wicketkeeper-batter attributed her sublime batting in the final to the 107 ball 129 she scored in the last-four clash against the West Indies. Australia had won the game by a whopping 157 runs.

“The semi final innings was really a blueprint for me as to how I want to go about my one-day cricket,” Healy said on SEN’s Whateley on Monday.

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