Alyssa Healy

Australia opener Alyssa Healy slammed the highest individual score in women’s T20 internationals with an unbeaten 148 off 61 balls in the victory over Sri Lanka.

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper beat broke the previous record of 133 not-out set by her team-mate Meg Lanning against England in July.

Healy hit 19 fours and seven sixes, completing her century off 46 balls as the hosts posted 226-2 on the board in Sydney on Wednesday.

In reply, Sri Lanka could manage to make only 94-7 in their stipulated 20 overs. Australia won by the match by 132 runs and secured a 3-0 series whitewash.

Healy’s maiden T20I century in her 101st appearance in the 20-over format is also the fastest by an Australian, and second only in the women’s game to West Indies’ Deandra Dottin’s 38-ball hundred against South Africa in 2010.

Healy’s unbeaten 148 is the fourth-highest individual score in all T20Is, behind compatriot Aaron Finch’s 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018, Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai 162 against Ireland in February and Finch’s 156 against England in 2013.