Australia women set ODI World record

Alyssa Healy stormed to her third one day international hundred as Australia romped to a world record of 18th consecutive one-day international victory at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Wednesday. 

Healy scores a brilliant hundred. Photo: The News Daily

The hosts reached into the victory target of 195 set by visiting Sri Lanka in the 27th over losing just a single wicket.

The result has made Meg Lanning’s squad pass Belinda Clark’s Australian side in the late 1990s who achieved 17 consecutive wins.

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Australia’s last ODI loss came against England in October 2017.

Coming to the match, Alyssa Healy produced a blistering 112 not out off just 76 deliveries making the target too paltry to chase down.

Healy and Rachael Haynes manufactured an incredible 159-run opening stand with Haynes, who was the only Australian wicket to be grabbed by Sri Lankan bowlers.

Captain Meg Lanning was unbeaten scoring 20 off 11 as Aussies passed the target in just 26.5 overs.

Batting first, Sri Lanka’s innings was restructured by a brilliant hundred by Chamari Athapaththu scoring 103 off 124. Harshita Madavi and Athapaththu worked out a 55-run partnership before wicket-keeper Healy broke the stand with skill full fielding.

The victory gave Australia a clean sweep of the three-match series against Sri Lanka following comfortable wins in Brisbane on Saturday and Monday.

Australia also won the Twenty20 series between the two nations 3-0 in Sydney.

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