Twitter reactions: Meg Lanning’s ton helps Australia bag stunning win over South Africa in Women’s World Cup

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  • Australia defeated South Africa by five wickets in the Women's World Cup on Tuesday.

  • Meg Lanning smashed a brilliant century to help Australia continue their unbeaten run in the tournament.

Twitter reactions: Meg Lanning’s ton helps Australia bag stunning win over South Africa in Women’s World Cup
Australia beat South Africa in Women's World Cup 2022 (Image Source: Twitter)

Meg Lanning‘s incredible efforts with the willow steered Australia to continue their unbeaten run defeating South Africa by five wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday.

Chasing 272, Australia didn’t have a good start, losing the wickets of openers – Alyssa Healy and Rachel Haynes – to be reduced to 45/2 by the 11th over. However, Lanning led from the front and steadied the innings with her controlled play.

Along with Beth Mooney (21) and Tahlia McGrath (32), Lanning formed crucial stands of 60 and 93, respectively. The Aussie skipper smashed her 15th ODI century and stayed unbeaten at 135 to help Australia complete the run chase with 28 balls to spare and register their sixth successive win of the tournament.

Earlier, half-centuries from Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus assisted South Africa to post a competitive total on the board in their allotted 50 overs. While skipper Luus scored 52 off 51 balls, opening batter Wolvaardt fell short of 10 runs from hitting a hundred.

“We thought it was a par score, and we certainly felt like we were in the game because the ball was coming on nicely towards the back end of the first innings. We felt like we could chase it. It was a fresh wicket today. There have been good wickets and had some world-class batters as well. We broke the back of it (chase) through the middle, which gave us nice little breathing space, I still think we gave away too many chances between batters, including myself, which we don’t need to, and that’s something we can work on,” said Lanning after the match.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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