Twitter reactions: Meg Lanning’s ton helps Australia bag stunning win over South Africa in Women’s World Cup, Meg Lanning‘s incredible efforts with the willow steered Australia to continue their unbeaten run defeating South Africa by five wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday.
Chasing 272, Australia didn’t have a very good begin, shedding the wickets of openers – Alyssa Healy and Rachel Haynes – to be decreased to 45/2 by the eleventh over. However, Lanning led from the entrance and steadied the innings together with her managed play.
Along with Beth Mooney (21) and Tahlia McGrath (32)
Along with Beth Mooney (21) and Tahlia McGrath (32), Lanning fashioned essential stands of 60 and 93, respectively. The Aussie skipper smashed her fifteenth ODI century and stayed unbeaten at 135 to assist Australia full the run chase with 28 balls to spare and register their sixth successive win of the tournament.
Earlier, half-centuries from Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus assisted South Africa to publish a aggressive whole on the board in their allotted 50 overs. While skipper Luus scored 52 off 51 balls, opening batter Wolvaardt fell in need of 10 runs from hitting 100.
“We thought it was a par score, and we certainly felt like we were in the game because the ball was coming on nicely towards the back end of the first innings. We felt like we could chase it. It was a fresh wicket today. There have been good wickets and had some world-class batters as well. We broke the back of it (chase) through the middle, which gave us nice little breathing space, I still think we gave away too many chances between batters, including myself, which we don’t need to, and that’s something we can work on,” stated Lanning after the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Victorian Cricket Team (@VicStateCricket) March 22, 2022
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) March 22, 2022
Pretty good! GOAT of run chases? https://t.co/AmnpZAB4WN
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) March 22, 2022
Meg Lanning has 3 centuries in Women’s World Cup whereas chasing, whereas nobody else has greater than 1. #AUSvSA
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 22, 2022
One of the best ever batters – Meg Lanning. 15 tons in 97 innings and common of almost 54 in ODIs. Fine chief too
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 22, 2022
— Anna Lanning (@annalanning) March 22, 2022
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) March 22, 2022
An excellent captain’s knock 👏#CWC22
— ICC (@ICC) March 22, 2022
Highest profitable Women’s World Cup chases:
278 AUS v IND Auckland 2022
272 AUS v SA Wellington 2022
258 AUS v SL Bristol 2017
Highest scores in Women’s WC chases:
152* Meg Lanning v SL 2017
135* Meg Lanning v SA 2022
112 Meg Lanning v NZ 2013#CWC22 🇦🇺
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) March 22, 2022
100s in ODI run chases for AUS
1x: 17 gamers
2x: 7 gamers
3x: MBevan, MClarke, KRolton
4x: Steve Smith
5x: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson
7x: Mark Waugh
8x: Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting
10x: MEG LANNING
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) March 22, 2022
Meg Lanning – The mega star of Women’s cricket, 10 lots of whereas chasing from 53 matches – unbeaten 135 runs from 130 balls as Australia chase down 272 runs from 45.2 overs and make it 5 out 5 in #CWC22. pic.twitter.com/ZkpImi06u5
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 22, 2022