Meg Lanning pleased with Australia performance against India


She scored 69 runs from 114 balls in the match.

Indian opener Punam Raut crafted a second ODI century in her 50th game at this level but captain Mithali Raj stole the show, becoming the greatest run scorer in ODI women's history as her side posted 7-226 against Australia at Bristol.

Australian Team Members: Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Nicole Bolton, Beth Mooney, Kristen Beams, Amanda Wellington, Sarah Aley, Ashleigh Gardner, Belinda Vakarewa.

"It was a nice way to bounce back". "We're going in to South Africa game to win and make sure we keep improving on our game, that's what we're going to focus on and whatever happens after that will happen". Recently the picture of Mithali has gone viral during Women's World Cup series in England, as she waited for her turn to bat. "Mithali was around 16 or 17 but the criteria was 18 to get a job, however, we did some adjustments to accommodate her", Edulji told DNA.

Australia opted - as it has done throughout the tournament - to open with spin, and Lanning's decision paid off nearly immediately. The fact that she would be the record-breaker in cricket, however, was predicted when she was just 10 years old. India's slow scoring was largely due to the inability of Raj to hit the ball off the square; she consumed 82 deliveries and limped past the 34 she needed to eclipse Charlotte Edwards' record. They both took the team to 203 runs before Kaur was dismissed in the 47th over. With this, she became the first leading run-getter in the history of women's one-day internationals.

Given the West Indies' woes this tournament, England will be looking to win big against the Caribbean side to boost their hopes of finishing on top and claiming the advantage of the first semi-final.

But from there on Australia, and particularly Lanning, was in complete control. But the one column that mattered, the wins, didn't go in her favour playing Australia on Wednesday. Among those who congratulated was the men's team captain, Virat Kohli.

"As a captain and as a player I wanted to lead the team well and score runs, because I know the team still depends on me very much".