Australian captain Meg Lanning has scored an unbeaten 101 to lead her team into a sweet victory against New Zealand.
The Kiwis have set a competitive target for Australia as they scored a total of 252 runs. Still, Australian captain Meg Lanning had proven herself once more as she scored an unbeaten 101 in 96 deliveries, With that, Australia had reached the target number of runs with five overs and four wickets to spare.
Lanning has hit nine fours and three sixes in her innings where she partnered with Rachael Haynes for a match-winning partnership of 117 runs in the second wicket. As she scored 101, Lanning had secured her 14th ODI century and an impressive 20th consecutive win for Australia in the limited-overs format.
Talking about her partnership with Haynes, Lanning says, ‘I think we understand each other's games really well. We know when the other person's getting a little bit edgy and probably looking to play a big shot. We're able to calm each other down. Especially in the one-day game. You don't need to take too many risks if you've got good intent and you're rotating strike as much as you can. And the fact that we're lefthand-righthand, that sort of throws bowling attacks out as well’.
‘So yeah I guess we've been able to build a good connection. It seems to be that when one of us is going the other one is sort of hitting the ones and getting them on strike and it just flips throughout the partnership. I guess that's why it works so well’, she added.
As the team had also dominated the T20I series prior to the ODIs, Lanning remained frustrated that they only scored back-to-back 20s in those fixtures. That’s why, in the first ODI game, she started off with 62 runs. Eventually, she also wrapped up the 2nd ODI game with her impressive century.
The next ODI match between the two will take place tomorrow at the Allan Border Field. So far, the odds of the game are -833.33 for Australia and +459 for New Zealand. To see the odds for other upcoming matches, head over to Betwala.
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