Australia women's cricket team cricketer Alyssa Healy holds the record for the most runs in a single edition of Women’s World Cup.

The swashbuckling wicket-keeper batter amassed 509 runs in nine matches at the 2022 Women's World Cup at an impressive strike rate of 103.66 while also maintaining an average of 56.55. Healy hit two centuries and two fifties in the tournament including smashing 170 against England in the Women's World Cup final at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Healy surpassed former New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hockley, who accumulated 456 runs in seven matches at the 1997 Women’s World Cup. Hockley, who played limited-overs cricket for the White Ferns between 1982 and 2000, registered two tons and two half-centuries, with a high score of an unbeaten 100 against Sri Lanka women.

Lindsay Reeler is third on the list for players with the most runs in a single edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The Australian women's cricket team opener scored 448 runs in eight matches at the 1988 Women’s World Cup with her best knock - 143 not out - coming against Netherlands women.

Reeler’s run tally in the 1988 Women’s World Cup was two better than Debbie Hockley’s record from the same edition when she hit 446 runs at an average of 63.71.

Belinda Clark is the fifth player with the most runs in a single edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The legendary Australian cricketer, who holds the record for the most Women’s World Cup matches as captain, aggregated 445 runs in their 1997 World Cup-winning campaign. She has also hit the highest individual score in a Women’s World Cup.

England women’s Janette Brittin also features in the list. Brittin, who top-scored for England in the 1993 Women’s World Cup final against New Zealand, finished as the leading run-getter of the same edition with 410 runs at an average of 51.25 in eight matches.

Mithali Raj is the only Indian cricketer to feature in the top 10 list for most runs in a single edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The Indian women’s cricket team’s ODI captain hit 409 runs in the 2017 Women’s World Cup. She is also one of the leading batters to have scored the most runs in the Women’s World Cup.

Most runs in a single edition of Women’s World Cup

Player Runs World Cup Edition
Alyssa Healy 509 2022
Debbie Hockley 456 1997
Lindsay Reeler 448 1988
Debbie Hockley 446 1988
Belinda Clark 445 1997
Janette Brittin 410 1993
Tammy Beaumont 410 2017
Mithali Raj 409 2017
Suzie Bates 407 2013
Ellyse Perry 404 2017

Author: William Paul

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