Meg Lanning smashes world record knock as Australia clinch the Women’s Ashes in England

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Meg Lanning broke her own record for the highest ever individual score in a Women’s T20 international as Australia inflicted England’s biggest T20 defeat to clinch the Ashes series outright.

Captain Lanning smashed 17 fours and seven sixes in her unbeaten 133 from 63 balls in Australia’s 226-3 at Chelmsford on Friday.

England were never in the hunt, scoring 133-9 for a record 93-run defeat.

So now, Lanning’s side has taken an unassailable 10-2 lead on points in the multi-format Women’s Ashes series.

There are two more T20I games remaining, at Hove on Sunday and at Bristol next Wednesday – when Australia will fancy their chances of going unbeaten throughout the series, following last week’s drawn Test in Taunton.

Lanning topped her previous best score of 126 against Ireland in Bangladesh in 2014, facing just 63 balls with 17 fours and seven sixes.

Here’s the video of Meg Lanning’s world record knock:

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