Lanning smashes record 133 as Australia storm to T20 victory

Australia's Ellyse Perry Action

Australia women's team captain Meg Lanning broke her own record for the highest score in a Women's Twenty20 global as she smashed an unbeaten 133 from 63 balls against England in the Women's Ashes series.

Mooney's departure brought Ash Gardner to the crease with the all-rounder continuing the same attacking play with a quick-fire 27 off 14 balls to help Australia post 3-226; its highest-ever T20 total.

She went to her second T20I hundred with a six swung into the crowd at deep square leg, and continued to cash in during the closing overs, hammering home the ruthlessness of Australia's victory.

Lanning carried on from where she left off in her unbeaten 133 last time out, adding 43 not out with Perry 47no as they put together a partnership that saw the tourists ease past their target with 13 balls to spare.

Lanning hit 17 fours and seven sixes in her innings to take Australia to 226/3 at Chelmsford. Lanning broke the joint-history for highest individual rating held by her and Netherlands' Sterre Kalis.

England recovered slightly from 22 for four to reach 54 without further loss before Nat Sciver was caught and bowled by Sophie Molineux, but could not get near the Australia total, eventually falling far short on 133 for nine.

England won the toss and made a decision to put Australia in, with Amy Jones taking the gloves.

Taylor had played in the Test and the ODI series against Australia, however, this month.

"I hit the ball today as well as I have for a long time", Lanning said.

Where is England Women vs Australia Women taking place? . It is their largest defeat (by runs) in Women's T20I history. Lanning and Perry remained unbeaten on 133 and 7, respectively. No player other than Lanning and Villani hit five or more sixes in an global innings for Australia Women.

50 - Anya Shrubsole became the first England player to conceded 50 runs in a Women's T20I. Jenny Gunn conceded 49 runs in her four overs during the last year's T20I Tri-Series game against India.



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