England Women’s have registered a record-breaking victory of 121 runs over South Africa in a T20 International match at Taunton on Wednesday (20 June) to get boosted ahead of 2018 ICC Women's World T20 to be held at West Indies in November.
Tammy Beaumont’s fantastic 116 and Danielle Wyatt's brilliant half-century guided the hosts England to post a record 250/3 in a T20I of the Tri-series against South Africa, featuring New Zealand as well.
With the thumping win over Protean eves, England has made history in Women’s T20 cricket, as they have broken New Zealand’s instant record of highest total in the T20Is (216 runs) and registered a win with the highest winning margin by runs (121) so far.
However, it is really a proud moment for England, but it most excites Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, who believes that such runs fest will add onto the spice of the Women's World T20 to be held in the Caribbean.
As per reports in Cricket Australia's official website Healy said, “I didn't see the games, I just saw the scores but it's getting ridiculous. It's exciting for the World T20, crash and bash seems 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.”
In this year 2018, too many records have been broken and made by the Women’s and even, highest T20 total has also broken in thrice in the year and Healy termed it as a remarkable year.
She added, “But it's gone above and beyond what people thought could happen. 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.”
The wicket-keeper also said that Australia would certainly like to break England’s latest record in the Women’s T20 Cricket. Healy signed off by saying, “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!”