Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Wednesday surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run-scorer in the One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Bristol County Ground here.
"We probably didn't play as consistently as we would have liked [against England]", Lanning said.
Australia opted - as it has done throughout the tournament - to open with spin, and Lanning's decision paid off nearly immediately.
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Both Tendulkar and Raj scored a fifty when they went over 6,000 ODI runs. In 2013, she became the top cricketer in the ODI chart. Mithali Raj made her debut with an unbeaten 114 against Ireland at Milton Keynes on June 26, 1999. The openers aimed to take her out of the equation, striking her for three leg-side fours in her first over. Bowling: ML Schutt 10-0-52-2, A Gardner 10-1-48-1, JL Jonassen 10-1-38-0, EA Perry 10-0-37-2, KM Beams 9-0-43-1, EJ Villani 1-0-8-0. "The first two games have been very good for the team but we really haven't looked anywhere close to that brand of cricket against Sri Lanka or Pakistan", she said.
"Even for New Zealand, probably, it will be a do-or-die match".
Mithali was first mentored by late Sampath Kumar and her raw talent was fine-tuned at Keye's High School for quite long. As a team, we have to step up, as if we perform again like this it will not be enough. "Against England was not our best performance with the ball but hopefully we can learn from that pretty quickly and come back for India", said Lanning.