Cricket fans erupt over Alyssa Healy act against Aussie teammate

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Alyssa Healy, pictured here running out Beth Mooney in brilliant fashion in the Women's Hundred.
Alyssa Healy ran out Beth Mooney in brilliant fashion in the Women's Hundred. Image: Sky Sports

Alyssa Healy has led the Northern Superchargers to their first victory in this year's Women's Hundred competition in England, running out her Australian international teammate Beth Mooney in brilliant fashion.

Healy and Mooney were teammates as Australia won gold at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month, but on Sunday they were on opposite sides.

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Mooney was batting for the London Spirit in their clash with the Superchargers when Healy turned the match with a brilliant piece of glovework.

The Spirit's pursuit of 4-127 was going along smoothly at 1-54, with Mooney looking to be in control.

However the Aussie was involved in a mix-up between the wickets with batting partner Amelia Kerr, trying to push a long single into two.

Turning for the second run, Mooney was left in dire straits when the throw from midwicket from Beth Langston found her well out of her ground.

However Langston's throw was way off the mark and Mooney looked destined for a reprieve, until Healy produced a sensational backhand flick after jumping to catch the ball and facing away from the stumps.

Healy's flick cannoned into the stumps to run out Mooney and send her compatriot packing for 30 off 20 balls.

Fans were left in awe of Healy's brilliant work behind the stumps.

Alyssa Healy helps guide London Spirit to victory

From that point on the run chase was always in trouble, especially when Danielle Gibson top-edged Alice Davidson-Richards to fine leg on the very next ball.

The Spirit ended up needing 13 off the final series of five balls and despite an excellent effort from Sophie Luff, the visitors fell short.

Earlier, Bess Heath had been key for the Superchargers, with a blistering 57 off 34 deliveries featuring 10 boundaries digging her side out of trouble.

Healy also played her part with the bat, smashing 22 off 16 including one huge six over long-on before she perished.

Alyssa Healy, pictured here in action for Northern Superchargers against the London Spirit Women in The Hundred.
Alyssa Healy in action for Northern Superchargers against the London Spirit Women in The Hundred. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

The Aussie star was left seriously annoyed with herself after plonking a juicy full-toss off Kerr straight into Alice Monaghan's hands on the boundary.

But Mooney was the big prize for Healy, as she had begun looking ready to demolish the target in her first innings since her brilliant 97 not out against Southern Brave.

In the later game, another of Australia's gold-medal winning Commonwealth Games squad, Amanda-Jade Wellington, played an important part in Southern Brave's 12-run victory over reigning champions Oval Invincibles.

At the Oval, the spin trio of Georgia Adams, Danni Wyatt and Wellington all stood up for Brave.

Adams and Wyatt both took 2-16, with Wellington providing important support with her 1-33, ensuring that Invincibles were restricted to 7-141 in pursuit of 8-153.

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