Meg Lanning, the Australian captain has been having the time of her life as she’s been consistently breaking records and making new ones. The 29-year-old scored a fabulous century against South Africa on Tuesday showcasing her purple patch. She cruised past the lethal South Africa bowling and scored her 15th career century and led Australia to a 5 wicket win.
Chasing 272, Australia lost the early wickets of Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes in quick succession. Lanning coming at no.3 stitched in a 60 run partnership with Beth Mooney bring Australia back on track. The right-hander was playing some fine shots across the ground and never looked under pressure. She then had a 93 run partnership with Tahlia McGrath making it comfortable for Australia to reach the target. Lanning stayed till the end with Sutherland and took her side past the finishing line with still 28 balls remaining. She once again showcased her chasing ability as she scored her 10th century while chasing.
The Dominance of MEG LANNING 🤯
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Lanning continues her good run of form with the bat as she scored her first century of 2022, her 2nd century against South Africa, her 3rd century in World Cups, and her 4th century in New Zealand. After this fabulous 135 run knock which consisted of 15 beautiful boundaries and one maximum, Lanning moves to the top of the highest run-scorer chart with 358 runs in 6 matches. Earlier in the tournament, she scored a 97 against India and an 86 against England.
Australia registered their 6th win in the 2022 World Cup continuing their undefeated streak. With no.1 registered in their name, Australia can finish the league stage with a 7-0 record as they face World Cup newbies in Bangladesh here in Wellington on Friday, March 25th.
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