How sporting directions follow pre-ordained paths cut through the hardest granite of world competition—Australia’s women cricketers have opened up the same, barely bridgeable gap between themselves and the rest, as their menfolk had two decades ago under Steve Waugh. One of the brightest stars of the team is wicketkeeper-batsman Alyssa Healy, who has now broken M.S. Dhoni’s record of most dismissals in T20Is (across genders) in a match against the Kiwis. Alyssa has 92 dismissals in 99 innings, as against Dhoni’s 91 in 97 innings. The accompanying photo is an X’mas snap—it shows both parties regarding themselves as gifts to each other, while confirming the happiness of Michell Starc and Alyssa as a super cricket couple. But those eyes…that smile….? Yeah, same as her uncle, Ian Healy. Genes matter too.