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Meg powers Australians

Sylhet: Meg Lanning produced the second-highest score in all T20Is to power Australia women to an imposing 191 for four batting first in the World T20, a total that proved way beyond Ireland women. While Ireland hung in there, they could not go at the required pace, finishing 113 for seven, going down by 78 runs.

Lanning slammed 126 off 65 balls, which puts her second only to countryman Aaron Finch on the list of top T20I scorers. She beat South African batswoman Shandre Fritz’s 116 to go to the top on the women’s charts.

Summarised scores

Australia 191/4 in 20 ovs (M. Lanning 126) Ireland 113/7 (I. Joyce 28; E. Perry 2/17) Australia won by 78 runs

New Zealand 167/3 in 20 ovs (S. Bates 94 ..; S. Yousuf 2/24) Pakistan 108/7 in 20 ovs (J. Khan 35; F. Leydon-Davis 2/15) New Zealand won by 59 runs. (Agencies)