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Beth Mooney topples Shafali Verma, becomes No. 1 T20I batter in the world

Beth Mooney’s 36-ball 34 and 43-ball 61 in the two finished T20Is towards India in Carrara very last week have pushed her to the top rated of the women’s T20I batters’ rankings, having her previous Shafali Verma, who had a lean run, aggregating 22 operates in 3 innings. Australia received the sequence 2-, soon after the first activity was washed out, to gain the multi-structure sequence 11 factors to 5.

Mooney, in the squad as a alternative for Rachael Haynes – who had to withdraw for the reason that of an injuries – topped the scoring chart for the sequence and climbed to the top rated, whilst Smriti Mandhana, who tallied 70 operates for the sequence, went previous Meg Lanning, who also had a bad run of scores, to No. three.

Among the the bowlers, Sophie Molineux climbed 12 places to No. nine soon after selecting up 3 wickets in the sequence at an economic climate fee of 5.60, actively playing a crucial part in putting the brakes on India’s scoring, as they managed just 118 for nine batting first in the next activity and one hundred thirty five for six in reply to Australia’s 149 for 5 in the very last just one.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who topped the wicket-takers’ desk with 5 wickets in two innings, rose to No. 12.

Ashleigh Gardner, in the meantime, broke into the top rated ten, at No. 10, in the allrounders’ rankings soon after selecting up four wickets at an economic climate of 5.63.

On the ODI front, Zimbabwe’s Josephine Nkomo produced the most significant gains across tables soon after scoring 164 operates and selecting up four wickets in the sequence towards Eire – she debuted at No. ninety eight for batters, No. 58 for bowlers and No. fifty seven for allrounders.