Apart from her domestic record, Meg Lanning also holds the score for the highest individual score in Women’s T20I cricket © Getty Images
Meg Lanning surpassed her own record for the highest individual score in Australian women’s domestic cricket by smashing 190 off 153 balls during Victoria’s 157-run win against Tasmania in the Women’s National Cricket League in Hobart on Saturday. Lanning bettered the 175 she scored against ACT in 2012.
The Australia captain was part of another record during the match – her second-wicket partnership of 288 with Jess Cameron, who made 108, was the highest for any wicket in the tournament. The pair helped Victoria amass 320 for 3 before Tasmania folded for 163.
Lanning struck 27 fours and a six as she and Cameron scored at a rate of 6.83 per over in a partnership that stretched for 42.1 overs. Cameron’s 108 came off 120 balls and included 13 fours.
“It was nice to get a big score,” Lanning said. “The deck was really good to bat on and the outfield really fast, so it was [good] to go on and make a big hundred.
“I was a bit tired towards the end. So I was just trying to hit a boundary every ball. You’re bound to get out if you try and do that.”
Lanning has played three Tests, 49 ODIs and 67 T20Is since her debut for Australia in December 2010. She holds the record for the highest individual T20I score in women’s cricket – her 126 off 65 balls against Ireland in the 2014 Women’s World T20 is also the second-fastest century in the format. Overall, she has scored 2231 ODI runs with eight hundreds and nine fifties and 1856 runs in T20Is with a century and nine fifties.
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