ICC Women's T20I World Cup: India vs Australia - 5 talking points from the Women in Blue's victory
- From Poonam Yadav's four-wicket haul to the largest crowd ever seen in a women's cricket game, we look at the talking points from the game.
#4 Alyssa Healy’s return to form
While most of the headlines were grabbed by the Indian women, Australia’s Alyssa Healy’s personal performance stood out in the hosts’ shoddy overall performance. In the games she played in the build-up to the World Cup, she has scores of nine, one, duck, one, four, nine. But on the main day, she returned to form.
Her batting put India's bowlers on the back foot for quite some time during the game. The 29-year-old smashed a 35-ball 51 laced with six fours and one six at a strike rate of 147. Healy displayed a fearless brand of cricket and stayed on the crease until the 10th over when Poonam Yadav finally sent her back.
Healy is one of the biggest names in women’s cricket and her return to form will be a sigh of relief for the hosts, who will be looking to get back to winning ways soon.
She has the experience of playing 107 T20Is for Australia, from which she has 1444 runs.Published 21 Feb 2020, 19:20 IST