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Aussies triumph in 50-over World Cup

Australia are champions of the women's 50-over game after defeating England by 71-runs in the final.


Alyssa Healy played one of the more remarkable innings in one-day history belting the highest score in a World Cup final 170 from 138 balls.


Healy was given two lives along the way dropped on 41 and 136.


Rachael Haynes (68) and Beth Mooney (62) proposed the Aussies to 5-356 after being asked to bat first.

Despite a valiant unbeaten 148 from Nat Sciver England were bowled out for 285 in the 44th over.


Leg-spinner Alana King and Jess Jonassen claimed three wickets each taking the most wickets for Australia.


Healy was named the player of the match and the player of the tournament.


It's Australia's seventh 50-over World Cup victory and the first since 2013 adding to a trophy cabinet that boasts the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.


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