(Video) Sciver's century in vain as Australia lift silverware

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Alyssa Healy's magisterial 170 guided Australia to a record-extending seventh World Cup title with a facile 71-run win over defending champions England at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. Nat Sciver's counterpunch worth 148* off 121 went in vain though as none of the other batters gave the required support to fuel England's chase.

The record books were re-written as Healy sent the English bowlers on a leather hunt in Christchurch while scoring the highest ever individual score in a World Cup final, men's or women's, to facilitate Australia's title-clinching 356/5 after being put in to bat.