Meg Lanning’s 15th ODI century humbled South Africa and ended their winning streak at the ongoing world cup as Australia cruised to a 5-wicket win in the 272-run chase at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday. Her undefeated 130-ball 135 comprised of 15 boundaries and a six. Australia completed the run chase with 28 balls to spare and registered their sixth successive win of the tournament.
Brief Scores: South Africa 271/5 in 50 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 90, Sune Luus 52; Annabel Sutherland 1-26, Alana King 1-35) lost to Australia 272/5 in 45.5 overs (Meg Lanning 135*, Tahlia McGrath 32; Shabnim Ismail 2-33, Chloe Tryon 2-44) by 5 wickets
Captain Meg Lanning was at her very best against South Africa today, scoring 135* to lead @AusWomenCricket to a sixth straight #CWC22 victory! pic.twitter.com/KWMyN8y6Qr
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 22, 2022