Lanning leads Ashes charge
AUSTRALIA will head to the third women’s Ashes onedayer at Worcester tomorrow night with renewed confidence after trouncing England by 63 runs yesterday.
After being beaten convincingly in the opening game, the Southern Stars scored 6- 259 in Bristol – led by captain Meg Lanning’s 104 off 98 balls – before limiting England to 196.
Despite 58 from opener Charlotte Edwards, England finished well short.
Australian seamer Megan Schutt was the pick of the bowlers with 4- 47.
The multi- format Ashes is locked at two points each after England won the first onedayer by four wickets.
Lanning said her century was the best way to bounce back from the Taunton loss.
“I think it’s important I lead from the front,” she said. “As a top- three batter, my job is to score big runs. Once you get to 50 and 60 as a No. 3, you’ve really got to go on to get those big scores.” Lanning shared a 132- run partnership with Ellyse Perry ( 48).
Australia’s Meg Lanning.