Meg Lanning Creates Record After Beating Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli
Australia women’s national cricket team captain Meg Lanning recently completed her 13th ODI century. During that century completion, Lanning even broke the men’s cricket records and became the fastest batter to score 13 ODI centuries. Even Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli etc. are now behind of her.
Meg Lanning is the most centurion in women’s ODI history. On Thursday (5th September), during the opening ODI of the three-match ODI series between the host side Windies Women and the visitors Australia Women, Meg Lanning hit her 13th ODI century.
Playing her 76th ODI innings, Lanning claimed her 13th ODI century. After completing that century, the 27-year-old became the fastest (including men’s cricket) to hit 13 ODI centuries. In overall ODI history, former South African batsman Hashim Amla was the previous record holder. The right-handed batsman hit 13 ODI centuries in 83 ODI innings. Indian star Virat Kohli took 86 ODI innings to register 13 ODI centuries.
Top five fastest batters to hit 13 ODI centuries (including both men’s and women’s ODI)
|Player (Team)||Number of ODI innings to hit 13 ODI centuries|
|Meg Lanning (Australia Women)||76|
|Hashim Amla (South Africa)||83|
|Virat Kohli (India)||86|
|Quinton de Kock (South Africa)||86|
|David Warner (Australia)||91|
Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy centuries guided Australia Women to the big victory
Captain Meg Lanning scored 121 runs off 146 balls against Windies Women. She hit 12 fours and four sixes in that innings. Also, the opener Alyssa Healy scored 122 runs off 105 balls (12 fours and 2 sixes).
After the opener Rachael Haynes (0) lost her wicket on the first ball of this game, Healy-Lanning provided the magnificent 225 runs partnership for the second wicket. It was the second-highest ODI partnership for Australia Women’s cricket history. Their batting helped Australia Women to manage 308/4 in 50 overs, after losing the toss.
In reply, Windies Women were all out on just 130 runs (37.3 overs). Only Stafanie Taylor (70*) and Chinelle Henry (14) managed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings. However, the extras were the second most run-scorer in that innings, which were 31 (26 wides and five leg-byes).
Australia Women won this match by 178 runs and have taken the 1-0 lead in this three-match ODI series. Alyssa Healy won the Player of the Match award for her firing century knock.
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