Australian Women cricketer Meg Lanning is giving a real competition to her male counterparts. She recently became the fastest men/women to 12 ODI centuries. In the process, she went past Quinton de Kock (74), Hashim Amla (81), Virat Kohli (83) and David Warner (90). The Australian captain is really setting new benchmarks in cricket and she is only 25 years of age, which shows she has a lot of cricket left in her.
The Australian captain smashed her record-breaking 12th century against Pakistan in the second ODI of the ICC Championship match. She scored 124 off 106 balls and her knock comprised of 19 boundaries. Pakistan’s Nashra Sanshu finally dismissed her as Sana Mir took the catch.
Vice-captain Rachael Haynes was also in an expansive mood as she cracked 79 from 82 balls, a knock that included the innings’ solitary six. Thanks to Lanning’s ton, Southern Stars beat Pakistan by 150 runs.
Not just that, she is also the second-fastest to 3,000 ODI runs, second to Amla (57 innings). Her pace of scoring runs is unmatched. The only threat to her number of centuries is Suzie Bates (10 centuries).
One has to admit the youngster from Australia is threatening to break all records in women’s cricket and challenge most in men’s cricket by the time she hangs her boots. The southern stars have now taken a 2-0 lead in the series.