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Lanning shines in WBBL|02

31 March 2017

Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning has claimed back-to-back Player of the Season awards.

Best Batting Performance

The skipper was absolutely crucial in the girls’ biggest win of the season – she made an unbeaten 97 to help the team to a 54-run win over the Heat. Taking only 72 balls to make her biggest score since the introduction of the WBBL competition, Lanning hit 11 fours and three sixes in her Player of the Match performance. In what was the second biggest win of WBBL|02, the Megastar’s knock took the girls to four wins and only one loss from their first five games of the season.

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Best Fielding Performance

The girls’ match against the Sydney Thunder in Albury for the Border Bash saw the Skipper take one of the best catches of the season. With a delivery from our international replacement player Danielle Hazell, Thunder opener Rachael Haynes struck one high in the air which saw the Megastar run back with the flight of the ball and make a full body dive to catch her out for 35.


Lanning managed to surpass a milestone that no other player in the WBBL competition has been able to in our last match against the Hurricanes and it shows just why she is one of the best players in the world. Making her 19th run of her 81-run knock, the Megastar became the first player to surpass 1,000 runs in the tournament. As the player who made the most runs for WBBL|01 and WBBL|02, it’s no wonder the skipper managed such a feat.

Season Stats

Matches 13

Runs: 502

HS: 97*

Ave: 45.63

SR: 120.09

50s: 5

4s: 61

6s: 8

#1 in WBBL|02 for runs

#1 in WBBL|02 for catches with 12

#2 in WBBL|02 for highest score with, only six runs behind the biggest knock

#3 in WBBL|02 for batting average