Women's Sports: Healy breaks highest score record at T20I

Australia v Sri Lanka - Women's T20 Game 2

Australia’s Alyssa Healy made history on Wednesday, setting a new world record in the women’s Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka.

It took just 46 balls for the 29-year-old opener to hit 100, only beaten by Bajan Deandra Dottin’s 38-ball century back in 2010. 

Totalling an astonishing 148 off 61 balls, the opener cast a shadow over team mate Meg Lanning’s 133 record made this July against England. Healy went on to bury Sri Lanka’s bowling attack finishing with 19 fours and seven sixes.

Monday marked Healy’s 100th T20I, only the second Australian woman to reach this landmark after Ellyse Perry. This time Lanning was cast in a supporting role as she admired the innings from the non-striker's end.

Healy said “It’s a special milestone. We play a lot of T20 cricket but that’s over a 10-year period, coming in and out of the team, so it’s a pretty proud moment. It was just one of those days where everything seemed to come out of the middle, so I'll take that," said Healy.

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