Mon, Mar 27, 2017 | updated 04:13 AM IST

Australia's Lanning consolidates top spot in latest ICC Women's ODI rankings

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 17:14 IST

Dubai [UAE], Nov.24 (ANI): World champion Australia's dominating three-match series whitewash over South Africa in the last leg of the ICC Women's Championship reflects in the latest ODI Rankings with captain Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry among those reaping the benefits of some fine performances.

Lanning has consolidated her position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings for Women Batters with 232 runs in the series. Lanning played a stellar role in helping her team win the championship as she was the leading scorer with 1,232 runs, the only one to top 1,000 runs in the tournament that ran from 2014-16.

All-rounder Perry has moved up three places to take a career-best second position among batters after scoring 188 runs in the series to finish with 985 runs in the tournament. She shares the spot with India captain Mithali Raj, a former top-ranked batter, but the pair trails Lanning by 91 points. Perry has also advanced one slot to fourth position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings for Women Bowlers with three wickets in the series and 23 in the tournament.

The latest rankings take into account 15 One-Day Internationals played in November including 12 matches of the ICC Women's Championship that featured three other series which saw New Zealand defeat Pakistan, England beat Sri Lanka and India defeat the West Indies, all by 3-0 margins.

Australia won the championship with 36 points, followed by England (29), New Zealand (26) and the West Indies (22), which were the other sides to advance directly to the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will get a second chance to make it to the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier to be held in Sri Lanka from February 7 to 21.

New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite, who became the first woman batter to score three consecutive ODI centuries in the series against Pakistan, has moved up three places to a career-best fifth position while West Indies batter Deandra Dottin has moved up two positions to 10th place scoring 85 runs in India.

Pakistan's left-hander Bismah Maroof has got into the 10 top for the first time as she advanced one rank from 11th position while England captain Heather Knight is just six points behind her, also moving up one place to take the 11th slot.

England's Natalie Sciver has climbed up six places for a career-best 15th position while South Africa's Lizelle Lee, who scored her maiden century (102) in the last ODI against Australia, has moved up seven ranks to take 16th position.

In the bowlers' rankings led by India pace bowler Jhulan Goswami, left-arm spinners Jess Jonassen of Australia and India's Rajeshwari Gayakwad, as well as New Zealand pace bowler Lea Tahuhu have achieved career-best rankings.

Jonassen, who was the most successive bowler in the competition with 31 wickets, has risen to sixth position. Gayakwad, who finished with 25 wickets, has moved up four positions to take 10th place, while Tuhuhu has moved up nine slots to take the 13th slot.

The ICC Women's Championship saw the top eight teams play each other in three-match series in a bid to give exposure to teams and add context to bilateral matches. It saw several keenly contested series with India, England and New Zealand all scoring a win each against Australia and South Africa losing a match each to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.(ANI)

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 26 (ANI): Family of spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrated his dream debut for Indian vs Australia Test match in Dharamsala yesterday, taking four wickets.

Full Story >>

Dharamsala [India], Mar.26 (ANI): Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon bagged four wickets in the final session to leave India in a spot of bother at 248-6 at stumps on Day Two of the series-deciding Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday.

Full Story >>

Colombo [Sri Lanka] Mar.26 (ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has revealed that it was his decision to choose Mehedi Hasan for the ongoing four-match series against Sri Lanka.

Full Story >>

Federer tips teen Tiafoe for bright future

Updated: Mar 26, 2017 15:31 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.26 (ANI): 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has tipped Frances Tiafoe to have a great future in the game after beating the American teenager in straight sets in the Miami Open qualifier earlier today.

Full Story >>

Yangon [Myanmar], Mar.26 (ANI): Just a few days after winning their first-ever away International Friendly match since June 2005 against Cambodia in Phnom Penh, the Indian senior men's football team landed in Yangon on Saturday afternoon for what national coach Stephen Constantine described as a "bigger challenge."

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa],Mar.26 (ANI): Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari back on track as he fended off Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to win season-opening Australian Gran Prix at Melbourne's lakeside Albert Park Circuit here on Sunday.

Full Story >>

West Vancouver [Canada], Mar.26 (ANI): The Indian women's team settled for a 2-2 draw against Chile in a closely-fought first match ahead of the all-important Hockey World League Round 2 here in West Vancouver last evening.

Full Story >>

Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.26 (ANI): Openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval produced calm and composed performance as New Zealand reached 67 for no loss at stumps on Day Two of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park on Sunday.

Full Story >>

Lisbon [Portugal], Mar.26 (ANI): Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo struck two goals as Portugal hammered Hungary 3-0 in their Group B clash of the World Cup qualifying event at the Estadio da Luz here on Sunday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 26 (ANI): After his heroics in his debut Test against Australia, spinner Kuldeep Yadav had revealed that he received some tips from Shane Warne that helped him dismantle the guests in Dharamsala, and now the king of spin has responded saying that he was happy to help any young spinner from any country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): It is every cricketer's dream to be acknowledged by Sachin Tendulkar, and spinner Kuldeep Yadav who made his Test debut against Australia today, was showered with praises by the cricket legend as he weaved a wrist spinner's web around the tourists during the decisive fourth Test in Dharamsala.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 (ANI): The England Cricket Board (ECB) has hired former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant for a period of two years.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 (ANI): Calling for no mercy against anyone involved in corrupt practices within cricket, Pakistan's Test Captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday called for life bans and strict enforcement of laws against the players involved in match-fixing or spot fixing.

Full Story >>

Dharamsala [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Being injured did not stop skipper Virat Kohli from being there for his boys on the field as they took on Australia in the fourth deciding Test in Dharamsala today.

Full Story >>

Dharamsala [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Ajinkya Rahane is leading India in the deciding Test against Australia in Dharamsala, as skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out following a shoulder injury, causing a major blow to the hosts.

Full Story >>

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and Mumbai top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer have been included in the Indian team for the series-decider Test match against Australia.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.24 (ANI): Discarded batsman Sharjeel Khan has appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as part of the ongoing investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

Full Story >>

Dubai [UAE], Mar.24 (ANI):International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has today agreed to defer his recent resignation following the board resolution requesting him to remain in the post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this week.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru [India], Mar.24 (ANI): The Indian hockey teams, both senior and junior, have made rapid progress in the past two years and much of this success needs to be attributed to the new approach adopted in terms of training, feels senior team coach Arjun Halappa.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release funds to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to host the fourth and the final Test between India and Australia in Dharamsala as per the schedule.

Full Story >>