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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.

Meg Lanning
BRISTOL, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry of Australia walk off after victory over Sri Lanka during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match between Sri Lanka and Australia on June 29, 2017 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

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.

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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
Virat Kohli India 82
David Warner Australia 86

 

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)

Player Team Innings Centuries
Virat Kohli India 62 15
Sachin Tendulkar India 124 14
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 59 9
Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 60 9
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 103 9
Meg Lanning Australia Women 27 8
Chris Gayle West Indies 51 8
Adam Gilchrist Australia 90 8
Ricky Ponting Australia 104 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)

Player Team Inns 100s Inns/100 50s
Meg Lanning Australia Women 59 11 5.36 10
Hashim Amla South Africa 153 25 6.12 33
Babar Azam Pakistan 31 5 6.2 6
Ryan ten Doeschate Netherlands 32 5 6.4 9
Virat Kohli India 178 27 6.59 43

 

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
Babar Azam Pakistan 31 5 6 45.46
David Warner Australia 94 13 16 44.83
Hashim Amla South Africa 153 25 33 43.1

 

(Stats as on June 29, 2017)

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