Meg Lanning scored her 11th ODI century and holds maximum ODI centuries © Getty Images
Meg Lanning scored her 11th ODI century  © Getty Images

It was a historic day for women’s cricket on Thursday as India, Sri Lanka and Australia’s mainstay batters slammed centuries during their respective innings in the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket 2017. Where Chamari Atapattu scored unbeaten 178 and broke hoards of records, Smriti Mandhana continued from where she left in the first match and smashed her second ODI century taking India home. However, Meg Lanning stole the limelight from Atapattu and played a match-winning knock of 152 from just 135 balls that comprised of 19 fours and a six. She not just shone above Atapattu but also went past men’s limited-overs stalwarts Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock.

Meg’s 152 was her 11th ODI century. She became the fastest to 11 ODI centuries. She has taken only 59 innings to complete the task. Amla, on the other hand, is now second in reaching his this milestone off 64 innings. Amla’s opening partner de Kock claims the third spot for achieving the same feat in 65 innings. Meanwhile, India’s skipper Kohli is at No. 4 for getting to this personal record off 82 innings. Interestingly, out of the 11 centuries scored by Meg, 8 have come out of successful run chase. She is ahead of Adam Gilchrist, Chris Gayle and Ricky Ponting in that list.

Meg holds most ODI centuries with in women’s cricket. Charlotte Edwards is at No. 2 with nine ODI centuries. However, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates could very well go past the former England captain who now has eight ODI tons to her name.