Alyssa Healy completed a magnificent century as she eventually departed for 170 runs

Earlier, fellow opener Rachael Haynes scored 68 runs as Australia got off to a flyer

After winning the toss, England captain Heather Knight opted to field vs Australia in the Women's World Cup Final at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.

 Both England and Australia have been marching towards the big day in their own way

Defending champions England have been emboldened by an incredible turnaround that saw them prevail in five must-win games after losing their first three matches of the tournament.

While the Australians, gunning for a record seventh world title, have been on a roll extending their winning streak to 11 matches.

Interestingly, despite having won 10 of the previous 11 World Cups between them, England and Australia will face off in an ICC World Cup final for the first time in 34 years

Heather Knight, England skipper at the toss: "It is a fresh wicket and hopefully dew will play a part later. We bowled outstandinly here and batted well as well

Meg Lanning, Australian skipper at the toss: "We batted first number of times through this tournament and done it really well.

Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy  Jones(w), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate  Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole

Australia Women (Playing XI): Rachael Haynes, Alyssa  Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath,  Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

for more information