Meg Lanning seal a thrilling 6 Wicket Victory against India at Eden Park

Australia captain Meg Lanning has been having an exceptional Women’s World Cup here in New Zealand. She has scored 223 runs in 5 matches with 2 match-winning fifties against England and India. On Saturday 19th March, she showcased her best against team India as she scored 97 Runs while chasing 277 posted by India at Eden Park.

Meg Lanning scores 97 Runs while chasing against India at Eden Park. PC: iCC/Getty Images
Meg Lanning scores 97 Runs while chasing against India at Eden Park. PC: iCC/Getty Images

She scored 13 fabulous boundaries in her 107 ball knock. She guided Australia to their 5th consecutive win in the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup and thus sealed their spot in the World Cup semi-finals.

In this match-winning knock, Lanning broke some records as well. She became the most run-scorer in successful run chases in ODIs. She has scored 2378 runs while chasing. Here’s the list of the top 5 most run-scorers in successful run chases:

Most runs in successful run chases in ODIs-

2378- Meg Lanning
2181- Mithali Raj
1721- Sarah Taylor
1716- Charlotte Edwards
1597- Belinda Clark

(as on 19th March 2022)

Meg Lanning also has the best average while chasing with 63.7 making her the most reliable batter during run chases. Here’s the list of the top 5 best averages during run chases:

Highest Average in ODI Run Chases (Min 25 Innings)-

63.7- Meg Lanning
63.2- Mithali Raj
56.9- Karen Rolton
56.8- Smriti Mandhana
52.6- Ellyse Perry

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(as on 19th March 2022)

In her 12 year long career, Lanning has scored 4292 runs in 96 innings at an average of 52.34 with 14 centuries and 19 fifties. As a captain, she has scored 3239 runs in 71 matches and has led Australia to 62 wins of those 71 encounters.

As the years go by, Lanning continues to make more and more records. With still a number of years left in her career. Expect her to break most of the records and become the greatest female cricketer of this generation.

Australia have become the 1st team to book their semi-finals spot in the Women’s World Cup. They have 2 more games remaining. Australia take on South Africa on 22nd March and then play their last game against Bangladesh on 25th March.

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