The crowd at the North Sydney Oval ground, Sydney went berserk as they witnessed one of the best catches by a wicketkeeper one will ever see. Tammy Beaumont was batting as Ellyse Perry bowled the fifth over of the innings and her first. Perry pushed the length of the ball back as she saw Beaumont coming down the track. The ball drifted away from her and ended up taking an outside edge off the bat. Healy was quick on her feet as she dived to her right and picked the ball inches off the ground.
Healy picked the ball up and finished the catch as she was lying on the ground. Perry and her Australian teammates went running towards her as they were delighted by the one-handed blinder, that too of Beaumont, a crucial wicket up the order. The commentator yelled ‘absolute blinder’ reacting to Healy’s effort.
Here’s the video of Healy’s catch –
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 17, 2017
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the catch –
It looks a ripper in real time, the slow mo does not quite do justice. What a catch
— Saral (@weirdbut_wired) November 17, 2017
What a catch pic.twitter.com/aztpsX9G6l
— Tavva Mahesh Reddy (@TavvaMahesh) November 17, 2017
— Dipu Shah (@Dipesh2268Dipu) November 17, 2017
What are the rules about women playing in the men’s team? I think we found our keeper.
— Danny O’Neill (@Dannyponeill) November 17, 2017
Reminds me of another Healy @WK_Union
— Hamish McDougall (@HamishMcD) November 17, 2017
A better keeper than Paine
— name cannot be blank (@browsegramer) November 17, 2017
Omg Omg Omg Omg Omg omg omg 0mg…
— Ankit Meena (@Meena_ankt) November 17, 2017
— Johnny Rotten (@John___Morgan) November 17, 2017
So Sweet and awesome
— Naveen Saini (@NaveenS36661499) November 17, 2017
Healy took two more catches in the match. England Women suffered a top order batting collapse and could only score 132 for 9 in the first innings.
However, it was Australian opener Beth Mooney who stole her thunder in the second innings. Mooney took the charge of the runchase right from the start. The opener scored 86 runs from 56 balls at a strike rate of 153.57 with the help of 11 fours and 2 sixes. Australia raced towards the target chasing it down with 25 balls to spare as they retained Ashes Women title.