Aussie World Cup winner Alyssa Healy has revealed a funny insight into her match-winning display during the Women's T20 final against India.
The Aussies claimed their fifth World Cup in brutal style, thrashing India by 85 runs in front of 86,174 spectators at the MCG.
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Healy was instrumental in the victory after setting the platform for the home side with a swashbuckling 75 runs off 39 balls.
Despite her heroics in the final, however, Healy said she absolutely copped it from India's players when she was eventually removed in the 12th over.
The wicketkeeper-batter said her opponents decided to give her a mouthful as she walked off the pitch, in a revelation that left her teammates in stitches.
“I probably can’t share what was said to me on the way off the field, but I literally just said to the group, ‘We’re right under their skin here, the way they reacted when I got out’,” Healy said.
“The way they gave me a gobful on the way off just meant we were right under their skin, we were right in the front of this game, and if we just kept driving it home we’d be right. Apparently it was funny.”
The banter clearly didn't phase Healy, who couldn't wipe the smile off her face after hitting one of the all-time great knocks in front of the biggest women's cricket crowd in history.
"I don't think anything's ever going to top that," she said.
"For me, I never thought I would get the opportunity to do something as cool as what we did today and play in front of almost 90,000 people in a home World Cup final.
"It's a dream come true for me.
"That was the best day I've ever had, hands down."— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) March 9, 2020
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"I enjoyed every single minute. We just went out there and enjoyed the moment and we enjoy what we're able to create.
"Cricket's done some really amazing things in this country for female athletes and tonight was really just a celebration of that.
"Oddly the group was really calm ... I've never seen the group quite that calm and it was the same in the semi-final."
Aussie opener came into her own during tournament
Healy entered the World Cup seriously out-of-form, scoring 15 runs at just three across five games against England and India.
The 29-year-old stood up when it mattered though, plundering the three fastest fifties in the tournament, including the best of the lot in the final (off 30 balls).
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Australia's player-of-the-match revealed that she drew inspiration from her love of superheroes in an extraordinary final.
"We knew that every single opposition was going to come really hard at us in every game and it was about how we could absorb that pressure and throw it back in their faces," Healy said.
"Me being the nerdy person in the team I referred to the Black Panther, whose suit absorbs energy from his opponents and when he's ready he forces it back upon them.
"We took that mentality into the tournament.
"Everyone came really hard at us early on and we held our nerve and got the job done.
"We were all Black Panthers out there."