Meg Lanning smashed the highest ever score in Women's National Cricket League history as the VicSpirit defeated the ACT Meteors by 65 runs at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Saturday.
Lanning hit 28 boundaries during her innings of 175 from just 143 deliveries as VicSpirit amassed a big score of 286 from their allotted 50 overs, before the Meteors were dismissed for 221 in reply.
Lanning opened VicSpirit's innings and didn't take long to take a liking to the ACT bowling attack.
She lost fellow opener Elyse Villani (four) lbw in the fourth over, but then had partnerships of 51 and 86 with Emma Inglis (14) and Kelly Applebee (42) respectively as VicSpirit scored at ease on the batter-friendly wicket.
Lanning was eventually out in the penultimate over, but not before she had produced a sensational individual innings for her side.
She was savage against the majority of the ACT attack, with Kris Britt (3-26) and Sally Moylan (2-47) the only bowlers to claim multiple wickets.
The Meteors made a good start in reply, with Laura Wright and Asha Smith putting on 89 for the opening wicket.
But when Molly Strano (4-45) took out Smith for 38, the wickets began to tumble.
Sara Hungerford (five) and Britt (10) followed shortly after and when Wright fell for a well compiled 67 the game was as good as over.
Kate Owen (40) and Sally Moylan (26 not out) did add 43 for the final wicket, but it was too little too late for the home side.
Strano was the pick of the VicSpirit bowlers, while Kristen Beams was also impressive with 4-33 from 10 overs.
First Posted 10 November, 2012 4:26PM AEST