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Australia vs England, Women’s World Cup 2022 Final live score updates: Alyssa Healy close in on the ton but Australia lose Rachael Haynes





Australia vs England, Women’s World Cup Final 2022 live score updates: Flyhalf Rachael Haynes dominated England’s bowlers and brought up her fifty before heading off for 68 runs to Sophie Ecclestone to give England their first wicket as Alyssa Healy closed in on her ton. Earlier, England captain Heather Knight opted to play Australia in the Women’s World Cup final at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday. England and Australia have both walked towards the big day in their own way. Reigning champions England have been emboldened by an incredible turnaround that saw them prevail in five must-win matches after losing their opening three games of the tournament. As the Australians, chasing a record seventh world title, are on course, extending their winning streak to 11 games. Interestingly, despite having won 10 of the previous 11 World Cups between them, England and Australia will face off in an ICC World Cup final for the first time in 34 years. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Meg Lanning, Australian skipper in the draw: “We’ve hit the first number of times in this tournament and we’ve done it really well. I lose the draw most of the time anyway, I definitely tend to hit first and we’re very happy with that. and I think the conditions will be really good throughout the day.”

Heather Knight, English skipper in the draw: “It’s a new wicket and hopefully the dew will play a part later. we’ve been playing knockout cricket for five games now, hopefully we can get one more win and lift that trophy.”

Teams:

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England Women (Playing XI): Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones(w), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole

Australia Women (Play XI): Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (w), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

Live score updates from the Women’s World Championship between Australia and England, direct from the Hagley Oval in Christchurch







  • 08:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Haynes goes for 68 runs as Australia lose their first wicket

    Rachael Haynes leaves for 68 runs as Sophia gets England all-important first wicket

    Australia Women 160/1 after 29 overs

  • 08:22 (IST)

    Four – Healy hits Sciver for a great boundary

    Healy hits a short ball beyond the mid-wicket boundary for a superb four

    Australia Women 160/0 after 29 overs

  • 08:15 (IST)

    What a start for Australia in this World Cup final – Haynes and Healy discuss 150 run partnership

    Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy gave Australia a good head start in this World Cup final

    1st box office partnership hit 150 and it doesn’t seem to stop now

    England will wonder if their decision to go bowling was the right one!

  • 08:07 (IST)

    Two Fours in the 25th overs – Charlotte Dean proves expensive

    Spinner Charlotte Dean concedes two fours to Healy as Australia advance through Healy and Haynes

    Australia Women 131/0 after 25 overs

  • 08:00 (IST)

    Fifty – Healy brings him fifty this time, Australia in charge

    Alyssa Healy joins Haynes and conjures up a brilliant half-century

    England are totally dominated here

    Australia Women 109/0 in 22.1 overs against England

  • 07:59 (IST)

    Fifty – Rachael Haynes talks about a brilliant fifty

    Australian flyhalf Rachael Haynes achieves a brilliant half-century as England bowlers continue to struggle against batters

    Australia Women 97/0 in 20.5 overs against England

  • 07:47 (IST)

    Healy and Haynes are approaching their 50s individually

    Fly-half Healy and Haynes are now in their 40s and will look to top 50 in a World Cup final

    England, on the other hand, have a lot to consider at the moment and wickets will be high on their agenda.

    Australia 92/0 after 20 overs

  • 07:40 (IST)

    Four – Healy collects a border off Ecclestone

    Healy dances down the lane and hits a superb straight four over the heads of the bowlers

    England don’t look very happy on the pitch now as they continue to seek wickets

    Australia 81/0 after 18 overs

  • 07:31 (IST)

    Haynes and Healy will look to make it big from here

    Both Healy and Haynes have the license to go big as they reach 70 carries in 16 overs

    England will be desperate to end this partnership here as Heather Knight turns to more bowling options

  • 07:20 (IST)

    50-run partnership between Aussie setters Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy

    Australian openers Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy open the 50-point mark in 12.1 overs

    England hope to claim their first wicket soon and break this first wicket partnership

  • 07:10 (IST)

    Four – Haynes on fire as she puts away a short ball for a boundary

    Rachel Haynes plays a super shot from the side of the leg on a short Sciver delivery to collect four crucial points

    Australia 42/0 after 10.3 overs

  • 07:06 (IST)

    Four – Healy’s Fascinating Straight Drive

    Alyssa Healy hits a well-timed straight drive to collect four more

    Australia Women 36/0 after 9.3 overs

  • 07:04 (IST)

    Four – Confident use of writs by Healy to collect fours

    Healy slowly opens up and uses his wrists to perfection to land a stunning four with one leg side kick

    Both openers are slowly looking dangerous now that England are considering their first wicket

    Australia Women 32/0 after 9 overs

  • 06:57 (IST)

    Australia Women 25/0 after 7 overs

    Openers Healy, Haynes left for a fairly stable and cautious start to the inning. England hope to get their first breakthrough soon and not let the Aussies off the hook with a partnership first

    Australia Women 25/0 after 7 overs

  • 06:53 (IST)

    No criticism taken as Anya Shrubsole hits Healy on the pads – Australia survives

    Anya Shrubsole gets one to hit Healy on the pads very close to the stumps. However, England decides not to take the exam

    Australia Women 16/0 after 6 overs

  • 06:45 (IST)

    Cautious start to Australia rounds

    A super over from Anya Shrubsole since she only concedes one point. Aussie batters look pretty cautious early in the innings

    Australia Women 11/0 after 4 overs

  • 06:40 (IST)

    Four – Healy cuts Brunt through the point to collect his 1st four

    Healy left and runs with a brilliant cut through the point area off Brunt to collect his first boundary

    Australia Women 10/0 after 2.4 overs

  • 06:37 (IST)

    Four – Rachel Haynes lands the first boundary of the match

    Fly-half Haynes smashes Amy towards the boundary for the game’s first four

    Australia left with a confident start to the final

    Australia Women 6/0 after 1.2 overs

  • 06:35 (IST)

    A tight pass from Brunt as England start well

    Pacer Brunt scores a brilliant over, concedes just two in the first over of the match

    Anya Shrubsole at the Other Side Bowl

    Australia Women 2/0 after 1 over

  • 06:31 (IST)

    The game begins – England bowlers ready as Australian openers strike

    Australian openers Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy are in the middle

    Pacer Katherine Brunt begins procedure for England

    Australia Women 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 06:17 (IST)

    Draw Captains – Meg Lanning and Heather Knight

    Here’s a look at what the captains, Meg Lanning and Heather Knight, had to say during the draw:

    Meg Lanning, Australian skipper in the draw: “We’ve hit the first number of times in this tournament and we’ve done it really well. I lose the draw most of the time anyway, I definitely tend to hit first and we’re very happy with that. and I think the conditions will be really good throughout the day.”

    Heather Knight, English skipper in the draw“It’s a new wicket and hopefully the dew will play a role later. We played remarkably well here and hit as well. We know the conditions well and hopefully we can use that to our advantage. It was a truly remarkable run for this team, we have been playing knockout cricket for five games now, hopefully we can get one more win and lift this trophy.”

  • 06:15 (IST)

    Here’s a look at both sides’ Final XIs

    Playing XIs on both sides:

    England Women (Playing XI): Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones(w), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole

    Australia Women (Play XI): Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (w), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

  • 06:11 (IST)

    Throwing – England women opt for bowl against Australian women

    England captain Heather Knight wins draw and opts to play Australia

  • 05:59 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of the Women’s World Cup Final between Australia and England

    Hello and welcome to the live broadcast of the Women’s World Cup final between Australia and England

    England and Australia walked to the big day in their own way

    Reigning champions England have been emboldened by an incredible turnaround that saw them prevail in five must-win matches after losing their opening three games of the tournament.

    As the Aussies, chasing a record seventh world title, are on course to extend their winning streak to 11 games

    Interestingly, despite having won 10 of the previous 11 World Cups between them, England and Australia will face off in an ICC World Cup final for the first time in 34 years.

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