Meg Lanning

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Meg Lanning
2016–17 WBBL PS v MS 17-01-15 Lanning (02).jpg
Lanning batting for Melbourne Stars during WBBL02.
Personal information
Full name Meghann Moira Lanning
Born (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 25)
Singapore
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut 11 August 2013 v England
Last Test 11 August 2015 v England
ODI debut (cap 32) 5 January 2011 v England
Last ODI 20 July 2017 v India
ODI shirt no. 17
T20I debut 30 December 2010 v New Zealand
Last T20I 22 February 2017 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 17
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08– Victorian Spirit
2015– Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I WNCL
Matches 3 63 70 34
Runs scored 107 2999 1930 1353
Batting average 17.83 54.52 31.63 46.65
100s/50s 0/0 11/11 1/10 4/6
Top score 48 152* 126 190
Balls bowled 48 132 36 120
Wickets 0 1 4 1
Bowling average 114.00 9.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/30 1/11 2/17
Catches/stumpings 2/– 35/– 23/– 11/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 21 July 2017

Meghann Moira "Meg" Lanning (born 25 March 1992) is an Australian cricketer. An opening batsman, she is captain and a current member of the Australian women's cricket team[1] and the Victorian Spirit. She currently holds the title of the best batswoman in the world having the ICC ODI Ranking No 1 Spot.

Domestic cricket[edit]

She made her debut for the Victorian Spirit on 6 December 2008 against the South Australian Scorpions, scoring 3 runs as Victoria won by 45 runs. She played 3 more games that season as Victoria went on to lose against New South Wales in the Grand Final. In the 2009/10 season, she played in 6 of the T20 games for Victoria, her highlight being 52 not out against Tasmania. She then had a breakthrough 2010/11 season which culminated in her producing a man-of-the-match performance of 74 runs off 62 balls in the WT20 Grand Final against New South Wales to lead Victoria to the title.[2]

She hit her first century for Victoria on 29 October 2011, making 127 off 123 balls against the Queensland Fire. She had an impressive 2011/12 domestic season, with a batting average of 48 in WNCL matches and 37.36 in WT20 matches. Thanks to this impressive form, Lanning collected both the Sharon Tredrea Trophy and the Cathryn Fitzpatrick Award as the WNCL and Women's T20 Player of the Year for the Victorian Spirit, whilst also being named the Women's National Cricket League T20 Player of the Year.

On 10 November 2012, Lanning broke the record for the highest individual score in the Women's National Cricket League, smashing 175 from 142 balls against the ACT Meteors, easily surpassing the previous record set by Karen Rolton of 173. She then surpassed her own record by scoring 190 runs in mere 153 balls against Tasmania Women on 29th october 2016. Eight days after posting this record, she then smashed 241 not out off 136 balls for Box Hill Cricket Club in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association, the highest individual score in Women's Premier First's Cricket.

International cricket[edit]

Lanning made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand in the Rose Bowl tournament, scoring 10 runs as Australia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets. She then made her One-Day International debut on 5 January 2011 against England at the WACA Ground, and opened the batting, making 20 runs before being caught.

Two days later, in just her 2nd international game, she scored her maiden ODI century against England, making 103 not out off 148 balls, including 8 fours and 1 six. In doing so, at 18 years and 288 days she became the country's youngest ever centurion – male or female, comfortably beating Ricky Ponting's previous record of 21 years and 21 days.

She has since been a regular in the Australian women's cricket team, scoring another century against India on 14 March 2012 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai making 128 off 104 balls as Australia won by 221 runs. During the 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20, she was named in the Team of the Tournament after finishing the third highest run scorer and in the process becoming the first woman to hit five consecutive innings of over 30 in T20 Internationals during the series.

In the final of the 2012 Women's World T20, she hit 25 off 24, setting up the Australian innings well as Australia successfully defeated England by 4 runs.[3]

In June 2015, she was named as one of Australia's touring party for the 2015 Women's Ashes in England.[4]

In July, during the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, she scored a match-winning game of 152 from only 135 balls with 19 fours and a six. She became the fastest to score 11 ODI centuries and has taken only 59 innings to complete the task.[5]

Record-breaking Twenty20 innings[edit]

On 27 March 2014 in a match against Ireland in the 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20, Lanning scored 126 runs from 65 balls.[6] As of August 2015, this is the highest individual innings score in a women's international.[7][8]

Rose Bowl series 2017[edit]

On 5th March 2017, against New Zealand she scored her 10th hundred in WODI, breaking the record of most centuries in WODI.Also went onto become the first female cricketer to score 10 centuries on Women's ODI history[9]

Other records[edit]

  • Lanning holds the record for playing the most number of T20I innings before registering the first duck in Women's T20I cricket(61)[10]
  • She also holds the record scoring the most number of runs in WT20I in a single calendar year(625)[11]
  • Highest individual score in Women's T20I in a losing cause(78*)[12]
  • Meg Lanning holds the record for the highest individual score as captain in Women's T20 International(126).She's also the only player to score a century as captain in WT20I[13]
  • She also holds the record for the highest individual score when batting at number 3 position in WT20I(126)[14]

Awards[edit]

Women's International Centuries[edit]

Women's ODI Centuries[edit]

Meg Lanning's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 104* 2  England Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2011[15]
2 128 10  India India Mumbai, India Wankhede Stadium 2012[16]
3 103 14  New Zealand Australia Sydney, Australia North Sydney Oval 2012[17]
4 112 18  New Zealand India Cuttack, India DRIEMS Ground 2013[18]
5 135* 35  West Indies Australia Bowral, Australia Bradman Oval 2014[19]
6 104 38  England United Kingdom Bristol, England, United Kingdom Bristol County Ground 2015[20]
7 114* 44  New Zealand New Zealand Mount Maunganui, New Zealand Bay Oval 2016[21]
8 127 45  New Zealand New Zealand Mount Maunganui, New Zealand Bay Oval 2016[22]
9 134 51  South Africa Australia Canberra, Australia Manuka Oval 2016[23]
10 104* 57  New Zealand New Zealand Mount Maunganui, New Zealand Bay Oval 2017[24]
11 152* 59  Sri Lanka United Kingdom Bristol, England, United Kingdom Bristol County Ground 2017[25]

Women's T20I Centuries[edit]

Meg Lanning's T20 International centuries
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 104* 38  Ireland Bangladesh Sylhet, Bangladesh Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 2014[26]

Women's International Awards[edit]

Player of the Match awards[edit]

Women's One Day International Awards[27][edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  England WACA Ground 7 January 2011 104* Won
2  New Zealand North Sydney Oval 17 December 2012 103 Won
3  New Zealand DRIEMS Ground 5 February 2013 112,1 catch Won
4  West Indies Bradman Oval 16 November 2014 135* Won
5  England Bristol County Ground 23 July 2015 104 Won
6  New Zealand Bay Oval 22 February 2016 114*,1 catch Won
7  New Zealand Bay Oval 24 February 2016 127 Won
8  South Africa Manuka Oval 20 November 2016 134 Won
9  New Zealand Bay Oval 5 March 2017 104*,1 catch Won
10  India Bristol County Ground 12 July 2017 76* Won

Women's T20 International Awards[28][edit]

S no Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  New Zealand Junction Oval 22 January 2013 76,2 catches Lost
2  New Zealand Junction Oval 22 January 2013 64,1 catch Won
3  Ireland Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 27 March 2014 126 Won
4  Pakistan Kerrydale Oval 5 September 2014 46*,1 catch Won
5  South Africa Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 18 March 2016 30* Won
6  England Feroz Shah Kotla Ground 30 March 2016 55,2 catches Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meg Lanning player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Meg Lanning". Victorian Spirit. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Final:Australia Women vs England Women". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's Ashes: Australia include three potential Test debututants". BBC. 1 Jun 2015. Retrieved 3 Jun 2015. 
  5. ^ "ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Meg Lanning betters Hashim Amla and Virat Kohli’s record". 30 June 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Women's World T20 – 9th match, Group A – Australia Women v Ireland Women". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Meg Lanning scores highest score in women's T20 history with 126 against Ireland in World Twenty20". ABC Radio Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records / Most runs in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Stars claim series after Lanning's record ton". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most innings before first duck | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  11. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in a calendar year | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in a match on the losing side | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  13. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in an innings by a captain | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  14. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in an innings (by batting position) | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  15. ^ "2nd ODI: Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 7, 2011 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  16. ^ "2nd ODI: India Women v Australia Women at Mumbai, Mar 14, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  17. ^ "3rd Match: Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney, Dec 17, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  18. ^ "9th Match, Group B: Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Cuttack, Feb 5, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  19. ^ "3rd ODI: Australia Women v West Indies Women at Bowral, Nov 16, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  20. ^ "2nd ODI: England Women v Australia Women at Bristol, Jul 23, 2015 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  21. ^ "2nd ODI: New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Mount Maunganui, Feb 22, 2016 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  22. ^ "3rd ODI: New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Mount Maunganui, Feb 24, 2016 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  23. ^ "2nd ODI: Australia Women v South Africa Women at Canberra, Nov 20, 2016 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  24. ^ "3rd ODI: New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Mount Maunganui, Mar 5, 2017 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  25. ^ "ICC Women's World Cup, 8th Match: Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women at Bristol, Jun 29, 2017 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  26. ^ "9th Match, Group A: Australia Women v Ireland Women at Sylhet, Mar 27, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  27. ^ "All-round records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  28. ^ "All-round records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Meg Lanning at Wikimedia Commons