Australian skipper Meg Lanning has achieved a lot in a short span of time. Lanning has been one of the most consistent performers in ODI cricket, so consistent that she has surpassed those playing men’s cricketers to etch her name in the record books. She scored a century against Pakistan in the second ODI of the ICC Championship match.
She was already leading the list of most centuries in women ODI cricket. With her 12th century, she has become the fastest to reach the feat in both men and women cricket. The 25-year-old took just 68 innings to reach 12 ODI centuries, whereas the fastest male cricketer to reach that mark is Quinton de Kock.
The South African wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock took 74 innings to reach the feat. He is followed by Hashim Amla (81 innings), Virat Kohli (83 innings) and David Warner (90 innings).
An absolute thrill to watch her shatter records – Meg Lanning today completed her 12th ODI Century, that too in just 68 ODI Innings.
How good is that?
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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).
Her batting average (53.36) is unreal as well with just 8 not outs in 68 innings. She has the highest batting average in women ODI cricket (minimum 1,000 runs). Only Mithali Raj has managed to close in on her with a batting average of 51.17.
At the pace Lanning is scoring runs, she might end up breaking every record in the book.