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There were plenty of questions on star Aussie Alyssa Healy heading into the World Cup.
With scores that were reading like numbers out of a phonebook, Healy was seriously struggling for runs heading into the tournament.
But with a half-century against India, all has been restored as the opener blasted another huge score in the green and gold against Bangladesh on Thursday.
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Healy reached 83 before Bangladesh finally held onto a catch, as Australia’s best 20-over batter thumped the ball immediately from the first ball.
Without a wicket and with 147 runs on the board, Healy gave a chance just balls before her eventual dismissal as her and Beth Mooney broke a record for the highest opening combination in a T20 World Cup match.
The pair put on 151 as Bangladesh dropped four catches throughout the innings.
After Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to bat, Australia finished their 20 overs on 1-189 with Mooney reaching 81*.
Ash Gardner also ended the innings with a flurry of boundaries, scoring 22* from nine balls.
Australia: Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt.
Bangladesh: Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana Joty (WK), Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun (C), Nahida Akter, Khadija-Tul-Kubra
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