Lanning, who drove their team through a striking win over 93 against England with a goal of 133 *, was pleased that Australia had won two games to go in the women’s ashes.
Australia, which had already retained the trophy after a draw in Taunton, extended its lead in the multi-format series to 10: 2, as it limited England in his chase from 227 to 133: 9. Lanning stood out with the bat, which scored the highest individual score in the women’s T20I cricket and surpassed the previous record of 126, which she had held together with the Dutch Sterre Kallis.
However, the skipper played down her performance, insisting that the overall performance of the team at Chelmsford, a venue that was England’s stronghold, was more satisfying. “I did not think about that,” Lanning said about the recording. “I was just very pleased and proud of the group we were able to win in such a stadium, the ‘Fortress’, it was great to come here and play so well.”
Lanning’s 63-ball stay at the Fold was occupied by 17 fours and seven sixs. Having already made two more than fifty points on the tour, she said the move to the T20 format allowed her to get started and play with more freedom.
“I was hoping it would [come], I feel like I hit the ball reasonably well without really being able to play freely, I felt like it would happen if I stuck around long enough,” said With T20 you can play freely. Once you have a few, it can go on pretty fast.
“It was nice to be able to make money … I was a bit frustrated when I started and got out all the time, so I was interested in keeping my foot down today and taking the opportunity. I hope it’s a kickstarter, it was just nice to contribute to a win. “
Another day, another record.— ICC (@ICC) July 27, 2019
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Australia have won four of the five games on the tour so far, having played off their opponents well. The skipper, however, is in no mood to be complacent.
“We came here to win the ashes, it’s a nice bonus to do that at the beginning of the series, but I think we played a good cricket all the time, and I think it was closer than the scoreboard suggests , but I.” Just think, we won.
“We do not want to reveal the big key moments in games and momentum so we can go ahead and seeing if we can improve in some areas is really exciting.” , “
Lanning reflected her team’s impressive performance over the past 18 months, citing their willingness to keep improving as a reason for their overall success.
“We strive for perfection, we do not understand it, but we want to be as close as possible to it, and as I said earlier, we can probably improve a bit in this area.”
“We want to get better and better and I think that’s why we have been able to achieve some success in the last 18 months, that’s the real drive and I think everyone in the group has that.”