Australia woman cricketer Alyssa Healy created history on Thursday after she pulled off an 82.5-metre-high catch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to set a new world record.
Wicket-keeper Healy, who was adjudged the ICC T20 International Player of the Year in 2018, did magic with her gloves on the third and final attempt to set the new Guinness World Record for the ‘highest catch of a cricket ball’.
Earlier, the highest catch was taken from 62 metres height by Kristan Baumgartner in the United Kingdom in 2016.
Healy shared the video of her catch on Twitter, saying: “The irony that it was me under the high ball was not lost….. Was a fun morning and a pretty cool experience!”
She also asked her fans to register record footfall in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia next year: “Make sure you get your tickets and join in on a World Record.”
Here’s the video:
The irony that it was me under the high ball was not lost…..
Was a fun morning and a pretty cool experience!
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) February 21, 2019