Youngest Australian woman to score ODI ton

World Champions Australia have produced some of the most talented players in international cricket. Their dominance across formats has been commendable, and no team, in the recent past, has managed to put up a fight against the Women in Yellow. Of late, the Australian team has witnessed several young cricketers come up and make a huge impact in the game.

On that note, let us look at the top three youngest Australian women to score a century in ODIs:

21y 289d – Annabel Sutherland

Australia recently toured Ireland for a three-match ODI series. After the first game was washed out, Australia won the second game before facing the hosts in the series decider. Chasing the 218-run target, Annabel Sutherland and Phoebe Litchfield scripted history as they shared an unbeaten 221-run stand and took their side to a 10-wicket win. In the process, Sutherland became the third-youngest Australian to score an ODI ton, finishing at 109*(101).

20y 101d – Phoebe Litchfield

In Australia’s historic victory against Ireland in the third ODI of the three-match series, Australian bowlers were at their best as they restricted the hosts to 217 runs in 49 overs. Chasing the target, Pheobe Litchfield and Annabel Sutherland opened the innings and took their side to a win by hitting their respective centuries. While Sutherland became the third youngest Australian woman to achieve the feat, Litchfield became the second youngest by hitting 106* off 114.

18y 288d – Meg Lanning

In just the second ODI game of her career, Meg Lanning etched her name in history books. Meg became the youngest Australian female cricketer to notch up a century, achieving the feat at the tender age of 18 years and 288 days. Facing the Charlotte Edwards-led England at home, in Perth, Lanning’s unbeaten 118-ball 104 helped Australia chase down the 215-run target with ease and win the game by nine wickets.