The chasing brilliance of Meg Lanning
Out of Meg Lanning’s 15 centuries in ODI cricket, 10 have come while chasing.
The menace of chasing
Those who have followed cricket sincerely or have played at a decent level would appreciate how tough chasing can be.
Even if a team is chasing a low score, the pressure of the scoreboard and how it amplifies every time there are a couple of uneventful overs is unnerving.
The best in women’s cricket
To keep your cool and guide your team through a chase is one of the most difficult jobs for a batter in cricket. This is one of the reasons why we appreciate the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli so much. When they are at the crease during the chase, they are in charge and calculate how the game will move forward.
In women’s cricket, there is no better finisher than Meg Lanning as she showed a couple of times, in the 2022 women’s ODI World Cup as well, playing match-winning knocks against India and South Africa.
This is what the Australian captain said after the team’s 71-run victory in the 2022 ODI world cup final.
“We have been extremely consistent over a long period of time and to come out and perform so well throughout the tournament, I think we deserve the win tonight. We knew we had to have a number of people contributing which we had throughout the tournament, we had some young players come in and make an impact straight away which is great for the team and great for the more experienced players to keep pushing them to get better. Off the field, we had great support from the coaching staff and support staff to get us to this point. ”
“There’s some good depth in our squad. We will celebrate this one first, important to make sure to look back at this period and see how successful it’s been because there’s been a lot of hard work that has gone into it and hasn’t been easy. There’s been ups and downs through the whole thing, nice to be able to get to the end of this nice little block and be able to say we are World Cup champions.”
Captain Meg Lanning played her part with the bat as well, finishing as the fifth-highest run-scorer in the women’s ODI World Cup with 394 runs at 56.28.