Australia and England have recorded the biggest wins in Women’s World Cup history.
During the 1997 edition, Australia registered the biggest win in Women’s World Cup as they secured a 363-win victory over Denmark at the Middle Income Group Ground in Mumbai.
Electing to bat first, Australia rode on captain Belinda Clark’s unbeaten double century to post a mammoth 412/3 in their quota of 50 overs. Clark smashed 229 runs off just 155 balls and stitched crucial partnerships with opening partner Lisa Keightley (60) and Karen Rolton (64).
In reply, Denmark lost wickets at regular intervals as they were bundled out for 49. Rolton picked three wickets for Australia while Cathryn Fitzpatrick and Charmaine Mason bagged two dismissals each.
The previous record for biggest win in the Women’s World Cup was also held by the mighty Australians. Six-time champions Australia thrashed Netherlands by 255 runs during a 1988 Women’s World Cup match in Perth.
The hosts posted 284/1 in their 60 overs courtesy twin hundreds from openers Lindsay Reeler (143 not out) and Ruth Buckstein (100). Lyn Larsen-led Australia later skittled out Netherlands for just 29 runs to secure a massive 255-run victory.
Meanwhile, England feature on third and fourth in the list for biggest wins in the Women’s World Cup.
Under captain Karen Smithies, England defeated Denmark by a massive 239 runs during a 1993 Women’s World Cup match at Banstead.
In the following edition of Women’s World Cup in 1997, four-time champions England once again put in another commanding performance as they hammered Pakistan by 230 runs at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Vijayawada, India.
New Zealand completes the top five list for biggest wins in the Women’s World Cup. The Kiwis claimed an impressive 223-run victory over Pakistan at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney in 2009.
Biggest wins in Women’s World Cup
|Australia Women||363 runs||413||Denmark Women||Mumbai||16 December 1997|
|Australia Women||255 runs||285||Netherlands Women||Perth||29 November 1988|
|England Women||239 runs||287||Denmark Women||Banstead||20 July 1993|
|England Women||230 runs||377||Pakistan Women||Vijaywada||12 December 1997|
|New Zealand Women||223 runs||374||Pakistan Women||Sydney||19 March 1999|
|England Women||214 runs||285||Sri Lanka Women||Pretoria||24 March 2005|
|New Zealand Women||210 runs||298||Netherlands Women||Sydney||4 December 1988|
|West Indies Women||209 runs||369||Sri Lanka Women||Mumbai||3 February 2013|
|England Women||208 runs||325||Ireland Women||Pune||16 December 1997|
|Australia Women||200 runs||283||Sri Lanka Women||Christchurch||1 December 2000|
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