International ODI Cricket

Lanning’s 9th ODI century helps Aus Women smash SA women

Australia Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI, Canberra
Australia 278-4 in 50 overs (Meg Lanning 134, Ellyse Perry 95*; Ayabonga Khaka 3-55) beat South Africa 119-5 in 31.2 overs (Sune Luss 60*) by 66 runs by DLS method

Meg Lanning’s exceptional One-Day International record was further reinforced as she joined Charlotte Edwards on the rundown for most hundreds of years in Women’s ODIs. Lanning pummeled her ninth ODI hundred, in simply her 51st innings, to help Australia Women beat South Africa Women in a rain-influenced amusement at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Sunday (November 20).

Lanning’s brilliant hundred, 134 off 122 balls, was studded with 20 hits to the fence. She was very much upheld by center request stalwart Ellyse Perry, who remained unbeaten on 95, as Australia indented up a charging 278 for 4 in their 50 overs.

In answer, South Africa’s innings was hampered by rain twice and they in the end missed the mark by 66 runs through the Duckworth-Lewis Stern technique. The misfortune implies that South Africa are currently out of the race for a programmed spot in one year from now’s World Cup.

They should experience a stern competition in Sri Lanka in February to get to the World Cup. This likewise implies West Indies or India could procure an immediate capability after Australia, England and New Zealand.

Selecting to bat to begin with, Australia endured two early mishaps as Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani were back in the cottage early. Battling at 27 for 2, Lanning and Perry got together to share an enormous 224-run remain to lift the side out of inconvenience and into a place of quality. While Lanning went past her hundred and carved her name in the record books, some tight rocking the bowling alley by the South Africans kept Perry from getting to her own. Australia would in any case have been elated with the exertion and certain of confining South Africa.

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