Stats: Meg Lanning’s dominance in Women’s ODI cricket
When compared with the male counterparts, Lanning leads them in various aspects in the ODI format.
Published - Jun 30, 2017 12:53 am | Updated - Jun 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Meg Lanning continued to rewrite several batting records in the Women’s ODI cricket as she struck an unbeaten 152 against Sri Lanka in the Women’s World Cup game during their chase of 258. This turned out to be the highest individual score in a run-chase in Women’s ODIs as she broke her own record of 135* vs West Indies in 2014.
Lanning now has 11 ODI centuries, two more than the next best Charlotte Edwards. Eight out of the 11 ODI hundreds she has scored were while chasing; which is twice the 2nd most in Women’s cricket. When compared with the male counterparts, Lanning leads them in various aspects in the ODI format.
The century against Sri Lanka was her 11th ODI century coming in her 59th innings. The player with fewest innings in ODI format to score their career’s 11th century is Hashim Amla who did it in his 64th innings.
Fastest to 11 ODI centuries: (Men’s and Women’s)
|Player||Team||Innings needed for 11 ODI centuries|
|Meg Lanning||Australia Women||59|
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||64|
|Quinton de Kock||South Africa||65|
All the eight centuries Lanning has scored while chasing including the latest one have come in successful run-chases. Only 6 players in ODI format have scored more than 8 centuries in successful chases.
Most centuries in successful ODI chases: (Men’s and Women’s)
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||60||9|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||103||9|
|Meg Lanning||Australia Women||27||8|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||51||8|
Lanning so far has scored 11 ODI centuries in 59 innings; which can be converted to an average of 5.36 innings for every century. This innings/100 ratio is the best for any player with 5 or more centuries in the ODI format. Hashim Amla comes closest to Lanning with 6.12 innings taken per every century scored.
Best innings per century ratio in ODI cricket: (Men’s and Women’s)
|Meg Lanning||Australia Women||59||11||5.36||10|
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||153||25||6.12||33|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||Netherlands||32||5||6.4||9|
The skipper of Australian Women side has scored 21 fifty-plus scores out of which she converted 11 into hundreds. With a conversion rate of 52.38%, she stands as the only player in ODI history to have scored centuries more than the number of fifties. The next best in these terms is 46.15% for South Africa’s Quinton de Kock who has converted 12 out of 26 fifty-plus scores to triple figures.
Best 50s to 100s conversion in ODI cricket: (Men’s and Women’s)
|Player||Team||Inns||100s||50s||50 to 100 conversion|
|Meg Lanning||Australia Women||59||11||10||52.38|
|Quinton de Kock||South Africa||85||12||14||46.15|
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||153||25||33||43.1|
(Stats as on June 29, 2017)