Of late, Women’s Twenty20 International cricket has become faster. And in turn, it is helping women’s cricket move forward in the right direction.
Eventually, the record for the highest total in a Women’s T20I was notched up on June 21 (Thursday). Top-order batswoman Tammy Beaumont smashed a brilliant 116 off 52 deliveries. Her innings was instrumental in helping England post a mammoth total of 250 in their allotted 20 overs.
Just the day before, it was a sensational century from the blade of Suzie Bates which helped Australia post the then highest total in T20I’s of 216.
However, it was broken in a matter of just three years. It was sensational hitting by Beaumont. She smashed 18 fours and four sixes during her blistering knock.
Meanwhile, Australian wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy feels that the big score are good signs ahead of the Women’s World T20I in Windies.
“I didn’t see the games, I just saw the scores but it’s getting ridiculous,” Healy was quoted as saying cricket.com.au on Friday (June 22).
“It’s exciting for the World T20, crash and bash seem to be what everyone wants to see and that seems to be happening at the moment. I guess (scoring 250) was always plausible with the size of the grounds we tend to play on and the wickets we’re playing on nowadays and with four fielders out,” she said.
There have been several reasons which have eventually resulted in the scores searing up a whole new level.
Consequently, it has been brilliant in the recent past and which helped to improve women’s cricket in general.
It has been sensational in the last few months, says Alyssa Healy:
“But it’s gone above and beyond what people thought could happen,” said Alyssa.
It remains to be seen whether or not England’s highest score of 250 gets broken in the current times. However given the recent exploits, it cannot be ruled out yet.
“Three times (this year) is remarkable. It shows how far the game has come along, a lot of these teams have been training professionally for the last little bit. Now it’s all coming together and creating pretty dynamic cricket,” Alyssa maintained.
“I’d love to say yes (we could beat it) but I don’t anticipate scoring 260 in a T20 anytime soon. I think that record might stay for a little bit longer. But it has changed three times the last few months,” Alyssa concluded.