Australian women’s cricketer Alyssa Healy is arguably one of the renowned players amongst the females and is excellent at what she does. While she is the wife of Australia’s men’s cricketer Mitchell Starc, she has created her niche and made a name for herself through her exploits at the top of the order and gloves. On Saturday, Alyssa Healy crossed a unique and a monumental landmark.
Alyssa Healy surpassed former Indian men’s keeper-batsman MS Dhoni to record the most number of dismissals. Healy did so in the second T20 international against New Zealand in Brisbane when in the first innings she caught Lauren Down off Georgia Wareham’s bowling. In 114 games, the 30-year old has 92 dismissals while MS Dhoni ended his career on 91.
England’s Sarah holds the second-most dismissals in women’s cricket with 74 followed by India’s Tanya Bhatia, having recorded 67 so far. Alyssa Healy played a significant role in Australia’s victory at the T20 World Cup earlier this year. She mustered 236 runs, including a blistering 75 in the final as the hosts beat India convincingly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Alyssa Healy gets Australia off to a bright start as they beat New Zealand comfortably:
Meanwhile, the hosts comfortably emerged victorious over New Zealand in the second T20I in Brisbane. Australia restricted the White Ferns to a modest 128 in 19.2 overs as Healy affected three dismissals. Wareham and Delissa Kimmince picked up three wickets each to cap a tidy bowling performance.
In pursuit of 129, the Queensland-born cricketer came out all guns blazing, striking 33 off 17 deliveries to build a 50-run opening stand. Skipper Meg Lanning and Rachel Haynes stayed till the end to see off the chase handsomely, winning by eight wickets. Australia also won the first T20I by 17 runs and lead the series with one game to go.