Australia’s celebrations have only just slowed down after Meg Lanning’s side secured their nation’s seventh Women’s Cricket World Cup crown, and players from across the world have been reacting to an “unforgettable” tournament.
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in New Zealand provided an unprecedented level of drama for an international ODI cricket tournament, with nail-biting finishes the order of the day throughout a hugely competitive group stage.
A monumental 12,463 runs were scored across the span of the tournament, the most at any ICC Women’s World Cup.
And Aussie pair Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes now occupy the top two spots for most runs scored at a ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, with 509 and 497 respectively.
It was Healy’s brilliant 170 that set the platform for their victory over England in Sunday’s final, and the Australian players have since taken to social media to celebrate their triumphant campaign.
Soooooo, we did a thing last night 🙌🏽💪🏽🔥 WORLD CHAMPIONS! Incredibly proud to be part of such a special team. Celebrated the Skippers 100th ODI in style 💚💛 #CWC22 #TeamAustralia— Jessica Jonassen (@JJonassen21) April 3, 2022
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It’s not just the victorious Australians who have been reflecting on the tournament.
Losing finalists England have also offered their congratulations to the winners, while players from the defeated semi-finalists, West Indies and South Africa, have been looking back on a famous tournament.
We fought for everything this tournament but it wasn’t to be.— Kate Cross (@katecross16) April 4, 2022
Congratulations to Australia, we lost to the better team, but we’ll be back 👊🏻🏴
Thank you to everyone who believed in us. We heard you ❤️
After 100 days, it’s time to get home & see the family 🤗🥰 pic.twitter.com/zCXhhvcko2
Not meant to be but we gave it everything!— Anya Shrubsole (@Anya_shrubsole) April 4, 2022
Congratulations to Australia, they were the outstanding team in the tournament and deserved their win.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way ❤️#CWC22 pic.twitter.com/PIrqiMmU27
The #MomentumProteas are back on home soil after their exploits at #CWC22 🇿🇦— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) April 3, 2022
Hear what all your support means to captain Sune Luus and the team💚#BePartOfTheForce #AlwaysRising | @Momentum_za pic.twitter.com/KaGLpkpUkg
Tournament hosts New Zealand didn’t make it into the final four despite some impressive showings through the group stage.
But the White Ferns have been keen to thank their fans and followers for the support throughout what has been a wonderful six weeks Down Under.
Despite the positive vibes, the ego of White Ferns star Katey Martin took a bit of a bruising when the daughter of Kiwi legend Ross Taylor made a late change to her favourite cricketing role model from the CWC…
This🤣💙— Krithika (@krithika0808) April 4, 2022
Katey Martin to Ross Taylor's daughter Mackenzie- Do you wanna be a White Fern?
Martin- Who is your fav player
Martin- Usually people say Suzie Bates
Mackenzie- Melie Kerr
Martin- Oh, no you stick with me.#NZvNED #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/neq8RMLGAm
As well as the players, pundits from across the world have been reflection on just how special this edition of the CWC has been.
Another tournament comes to an end but what a fantastic spectacle right throughout. @ICC Here’s to all the broadcasters, administration and most importantly the players on taking it up another gear. Another win for women’s cricket and women’s sport 👊👊 #CWC22— Isa Guha (@isaguha) April 3, 2022
Well the sun has set on the closest and most competitive cricket World Cup that there has ever been!— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) April 3, 2022
Congratulations to @AusWomenCricket who throughly deserved the trophy.
Heartbreak for England but what a turnaround in this competition for them 💔
Hold your heads high.#CWC22 pic.twitter.com/2MWF1kzm0d
Congratulations to @AusWomenCricket for winning yet another World Cup. Now sit the next few out, you've earned it 😅 Commiserations to England, well fought @natsciver 👏🏽 This was a highly entertaining event, well done to @ICC and all involved. #CWC22— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 3, 2022
Winning and losing are a part of life. Our Women’s Cricket Team led by @M_Raj03 gave their best at #CWC22— KunalSarangi (@KunalSarangi) March 28, 2022
With legends like @JhulanG10 Rise of 🇮🇳 women's 🏏 in the past few years has been phenomenal. I wish U both the best from both the worlds. #Cricket #INDvSA #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/WqD6OqkAGG
After the #CWC22final the Aussie squad circled the pitch and sat there for hours. Even after the floodlights went off, they weren't in any hurry to leave. Finally, the sprinklers came on and that's when the team moved inside— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) April 4, 2022
Such a well deserved celebration for a champion team. https://t.co/p8bGGfjRp2
Roll on 2025 so we can do it all over again!
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