Women’s cricket has come a long way. Gone are those days when matches would end up being low scoring and non-entertaining ones. In the last 3-4 years, with increase in matches and the quality going up, female cricketers have proved their mettle time and again, created several records that will only make you wonder about the power they possess. Here are Top 5 cricketers ranked in order of their highest individual score in T20Is.
1. Alyssa Healy – 148 vs Sri Lanka
Australian wicket-keeper batsman Alyssa Healy holds the record for the highest individual score in women’s T20. She broke the previous record with her quick-fire 148 runs in only 61 balls vs Sri Lanka. She opened the innings and hit an impressive 19 boundaries and 7 sixes in her swift knock. Healy is famously known for her world cup performance vs India leading Australia to their fifth world cup title.
2. Meg Lanning 133 vs England
Meg Lanning is the current Australian captain in both formats of the game and is the second-highest individual scorer in women’s T20. Meg Lanning scored a speedy 133 runs in 63 balls against famous rival England. Her innings included 17 boundaries and 7 sixes punishing the England bowlers.
3. Sterre Kalis – 126 vs Germany
Dutch all-rounder Sterre Kalis has the joint third-highest individual score in women’s T20, with Meg Lanning. She achieved this record with her inspiring knock vs Germany, where she scored 126 runs in just 76 balls. She also managed to pick up 2 wickets during this match completing a brilliant all-round performance.
4. Meg Lanning 126 vs Ireland
Fourthly, featuring on the list again is Australian Skipper Meg Lanning. She shares the third-highest individual score with Sterre Kalis, with a score of 126 runs. However, Lanning achieved her 126 runs quicker than Kalis, scoring 126 runs in just 65 balls vs Ireland.
5. Suzie Bates 124 vs South Africa
Suzie Bates is a New Zealand All-rounder and former captain of the national women cricket team. The White Ferns opener holds the record for the fifth-highest individual score in women’s T20, after scoring 124 runs against South Africa. During the 2018 ICC Women’s WorldT20 in the West Indies, Suzie became the first cricketer, male or female, to score 3,000 runs in T20 international matches