India vs Australia: Mitchell Starc proud of wife Alyssa Healy’s historic ODI hundred

first_imgAustralia paceman Mitchell Starc was a happy husband after his wife Alyssa Healy broke a plethora of records during the third and final women’s one day international versus India in Vadodara.Healy on Sunday slammed a 115-ball 133 to help Australia post a mammoth 332/7 from their 50 overs as the visitors completed a series whitewash. Australia defeated India be 97 runs.Opening the batting, the wicketkeeper-batswoman hit 17 boundaries and two sixes before finally falling in the 41st over.During the knock, there were a number of firsts for the 27-year-old. This was her first ODI century, her previous best was 71 versus England in 2017.This was also the first century by an Aussie women’s wicket-keeper and also the highest by an Australian women against India.Speaking about the records, a surprised Healy said: “I had no idea about any of that [The records she broke today]. It was great to get another opportunity; enjoyed my time out there. When I came off in the 40th over, I wasn’t feeling I was timing it well to be honest.”She also went onto add that she is enjoying opening the batting for Australia.”Opening is the best time to bat. I am thoroughly enjoying myself with Bolton, the left-right combination has been working well for us. I couldn’t quite carry on with my innings in the Ashes, but am glad it came off tonight,” said the 27-year-old.Before this match, she had scored 57 runs from the first two matches and affected five catches and one stumping.The Australia pacer, who is enjoying a time off after two gruelling Test matches against South Africa, must have enjoyed her wife’s success and will look to please her in return, when he gets onto the field next week in the third Test.Starc, who has been bowling with pace and vigour in the Test series against South Africa, has picked up 10 wickets in the first two matches and was key to Australia’s win in the first Test against the Proteas.The next two Tests will be played from March 22 at Cape Town and March 30 at Johannesburg.Australia women’s next assignment will be the T20I tri-series in India starting March 22, with England joining them as the third team.last_img