Meg Lanning, the Australian women's cricket team captain, is considered one of the most prolific limited-overs players in the team. The 27-year-old has smashed 12 centuries, the most by any woman cricketer while in Twenty20 Internationals, she held the record for the highest individual score in the format when she smashed 126 against Ireland Women in the 2014 World T20. Recently, Netherlands player Sterre Kalis smashed 126* for Netherlands women against Germany Women to overtake Lanning's record. However, Lanning reclaimed the record in grand style as records were broken in the Twenty20 International between England and Australia at Chelmsford. In a brilliant display of hitting, Lanning smashed 133 and the knock included 17 fours and seven sixes as Australia reached 226/3, the fifth-highest score in Twenty20 Internationals by a team.
Lanning was in fine form and shared a 134-run stand with Beth Mooney and a 66-run stand with Ashleigh Gardner as Australia notched up a mammoth total. Her knock once again made her the highest individual scorer in Twenty20 Internationals. Her tally of seven sixes is the fourth-best by a batter, behind West Indies duo Deandra Dottin and Hayley Mathews' tally of nine sixes followed by India's Harmanpreet Kaur who smashed eight sixes during her century against New Zealand in the ICC World T20 clash in 2018 in Guyana.
In response, England was blown away by a sensational spell of bowling from Megan Schutt as she picked up 3/25 and 2/11 from Ellyse Perry as Australia registered a commanding 93-run win to continue their Ashes domination which saw them sweep the ODI series 3-0 and draw the one-off Test match to regain the Urn.
Here is a summary of records broken in the match at Chelmsford
133* - The highest individual score by a woman player in Twenty20 Internationals and it is held by Meg Lanning. Lanning had held the previous record of 126 before it was broken by Sterre Kalis.
93 - The biggest margin of defeat for England in Twenty20 Internationals. Needing 227, England ended up on 133/9. Their previous biggest loss was 57 runs against Australia in Mumbai 2018.
7 - The fourth highest tally of sixes in an innings by Lanning. Deandra Dottin and Hayley Mathews smashed nine sixes while Harmanpreet Kaur hit eight sixes against New Zealand.
226/3 - The fifth-highest score by a team in Twenty20 Internationals. Uganda women smashed 314/2 against Mali Women in Rwanda while Tanzania women smashed 285/1 against the same opposition. England hit 250/3 against South Africa while Rwanda hammered 246 against Mali.