Meg Lanning-led Australia set world document of consecutive ODI wins
Alyssa Healy and Megan Schutt powered Australia to a world-record twenty second successive ODI win on Sunday after the guests defeated New Zealand by six wickets in Mount Maunganui.
The win means Meg Lanning’s workforce eclipsed the mark set by Ricky Ponting’s aspect in 2003, having equalled the long-standing document again in October.
Australia’s world document ODI profitable streak from March 12, 2018 to right this moment:
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“It’s a great achievement from this group over a long period of time. It’s something we’ve been working on for three years. I think it shows how consistent we’ve been in this format and it is something we will look back on,” stated Lanning within the post-match convention.
The streak consists of seven wins over New Zealand and three apiece over England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Wonderful contribution from a heap of individuals over a three-year interval, however particular shout-out to Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner and Rachael Haynes who performed in every of the 22 straight ODI wins! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/kUQBPmXeeL
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Evaluating the record-breaking streak with that of Ponting-led Australia’s 21-match profitable run — whereas Ponting top-scored with 738 runs at 52.71, Healy top-scored with 1197 runs at 57.00.
Brett Lee was the highest wicket-taker for Ponting’s aspect with 36 wickets at 19.27 and Jess Jonassen was the most effective bowler for her workforce with 39 wickets at 13.51.
“It’s a special record,” Healy stated. “Probably a lot of players in that [change] room and me in particular idolised Ricky Ponting growing up. He’s exactly how I wanted to bat and take on the game so for us to break a record that had him all over it is pretty special for this group.”
Set a goal of 213 to win, the Australians rattled off the required complete in slightly below 39 overs to safe a snug victory. Ashleigh Gardner (53* off 41) introduced up the profitable runs when she smashed a six off Amelia Kerr as her workforce set the brand new international benchmark.
Opener Alyssa Healy top-scored for Australia with 65 runs from 68 balls earlier than being caught and bowled by Kerr, whereas Ellyse Perry additionally completed unbeaten on 56 runs.
Megan Schutt was the choose of Australia’s bowlers as she claimed 4/32 in 9 overs whereas Nicola Carey backed her up, taking three wickets for 34 runs.