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Healy blooms ton, Australia women create new ODI world record

It was the 18th consecutive win by Australia breaking the previous record of 17th successive win.

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Healy blooms ton, Australia women create new world record in ODI history
Alyssa Healy scores third ODI ton. Photo: Channel Nine

Australia women have just shattered the world record for most consecutive win in one-day international cricket following a nine-wicket win against Sri Lanka at Brisbane’s Allan Border Field on Wednesday.

It was the 18th consecutive win by Australia breaking the previous record of 17th successive win by Belinda Clark’s Australian side.

The home team surpassed Sri Lanka’s total of 195/8 in the 27th over with opener Alyssa Healy played out a sparkling unbeaten 112 off just 76 deliveries.

It was the third limited over hundred by Healy but first on home soil, while last match centurion Rachael Haynes struck 74-ball 63 on the way to build a 159-run opening stand.

Captain Meg Lanning was unbeaten scoring 20 off 11.

The wicket keeper batsman Alyssa Healy sealed the victory with clean six over long on.

In the first half of the match, Sri Lanka fall into a complete disarray losing 3 for 2 triggered by leg spinner Georgia Wareham who stood with a match figure of 2 for 18.

Chamari Atapattu produced a standout performance scoring 103 off 124. Harshita Madavi and Athapaththu worked out a 55-run partnership before being broken down by a brilliant piece of fielding by wicket-keeper Healy.

Australia’s last ODI loss came against England in October 2017.

The victory gave Australia a clean sweep of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. They won both matches previously in Brisbane on Saturday and Monday.

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