Meg Lanning becomes first Australian to score 2,000 T20I runs
Australian batswoman Meg Lanning showed why she is a class above the rest as she scripted a new record. The player became the first Aussie cricketer (male or female) to score 2,000+ T20I runs. Lanning's unbeaten 41 helped the Australian women beat England by 8 wickets in the ongoing T20I tri-series. The two teams face each other in the tournament final on March 31.
Lanning better than Warner in T20Is
Meg Lanning has 2,017 runs in T20Is after her 41-run knock. She achieved the milestone of 2,000 runs in her 73rd match. The 26-year-old enjoys a 225-run cushion over Warner, who is the highest scorer in men's cricket for Australia with 1,792 runs.
Australia beat England by eight wickets
The highlight of Lanning's record was Australia's eight-wicket win over England in the 5th match of the series. In the dead-rubber, the Aussies chased down a 97-run target with 51 balls to spare. Despite losing two wickets for 12 runs, Perry (47*) and Manning (41*) ensured a comfortable victory. Australia go into the final with momentum on their side.
England fail to get off the blocks
England women were bundled out for 96 runs, their joint second lowest total in T20I cricket. The English batswomen never looked in control as they lost four wickets in a space of 18 balls. Delissa Kimmince was the star performer with figures of 3/20.
A record feat
Congratulations to Meg Lanning on becoming the first Australian, male or female, to reach 2,000 T20I runs! 👏 pic.twitter.com/thkVifAUda— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2018