ICC Women’s ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana Drop Places

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India skipper Mithali Raj’s descent in the ICC ODI rankings continued as she slipped three places to seventh while opener Smriti Mandhana dropped to 11th in the latest standings issued on Tuesday, taking into account the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand. Raj, who slipped a couple of places last week, has 696 points after she was dismissed for 31 and 5 against New Zealand and West Indies respectively. She is currently joint seventh with Australia opener Rachael Haynes.

Mandhana, on the other hand, moved out of the top 10 to 11th despite hitting 123 against West Indies on Saturday.

Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, who became the leading wicket-taker in World Cups, has also slipped two places to be sixth in the bowlers’ chart while Deepti Sharma maintained her sixth place in the all-rounders’ list.

England’s Sophie Ecclestone, New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite, South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp and Laura Wolvaardt have all taken major leaps in the rankings after their sizzling performances in the ongoing World Cup.

Despite England failing to win a single match at the World Cup, Ecclestone has been a shining light for her team, bowling with great discipline.

Her performances have seen her rise to the No.1 spot in the bowling charts, overtaking Australia’s Jess Jonassen.

The other big gainer in the bowling charts is Marizanne Kapp, who registered the best-ever figures of her international career during South Africa’s three-wicket win against England.

Her 5/45 helped South Africa restrict England to 235/9 and she made a handy contribution with the bat as well during the chase, chipping in with a vital 32 runs.

In the batting charts, New Zealand’s Satterthwaite and South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt have been the two big gainers.

Satterthwaite scored 75 in New Zealand’s 62-run win against India and then scored 44 as her side crumbled to a 141-run defeat against Australia. Her performances have seen her rise up to No.3 in the batting rankings, up to five spots.

Wolvaardt, who scored 75 and 77 in South Africa’s victories against Pakistan and England respectively, rose seven spots to break into the top 10 of the batting charts, at No.5. In the all-rounders’ charts, Hayley Matthews has seen her stocks rise after steady performances for the West Indies.

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She scored 45 and 43 in West Indies’ matches against England and India, while also registering figures of 2/40 and 1/65 in those games. This has seen her gain two spots, up to No.2 in the charts.

Ashleigh Gardner has also gained two spots to move up to No.7, after her star showing in the match against New Zealand, where she scored an unbeaten 48 and registered bowling figures of 2/15.

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Australia vs West Indies, Women’s World Cup, Live Score Updates

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Women’s WC Live: Australia face West Indies at Basin Reserve in Wellington.© AFP

AUSW vs WIW, Women’s World Cup, Live Updates: Australia won their third consecutive game in the ongoing Women’s World Cup, and will look to make that four on the trot when they face West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to get back to winning ways after India haulted their progress in the previous match. Australia currently sit at the top of the table, and are currently one of the two teams who are yet to taste defeat so far in the competition, alongside South Africa. The Windies will look to cause another upset, having already defeated New Zealand and England. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Here are the LIVE Updates of the Women’s World Cup match between Australia and West Indies from the Basin Reserve in Wellington

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Watch: Two Jaw-Dropping Catches Taken In New Zealand vs Australia Women’s World Cup Match

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Women’s World Cup: Maddy Green took a spectacular catch in NZW vs AUSW clash.© ICC/Twitter

Australia registered a comprehensive 141-run win over arch-rivals New Zealand at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Wellington on Sunday. In a dominant performance, the record six-time world champions defended 269/8 as they bowled their opponents out for just 128 at Basin Reserve. There were two spectacular catches taken during the game, which caught the attention of cricket fans. The first was by New Zealand’s Maddy Green, who ran to her left from long on and took an acrobatic catch to dismiss Australia’s Ellyse Perry off the bowling of Lea Tahuhu.

Watch Maddy Green’s catch here:

Later in the game, New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr edged a Darcie Brown delivery towards the slip cordon.

Australia’s Beth Mooney dived to her right to take a low, one-handed catch.

Watch Beth Mooney’s catch below:

Meanwhile, there were strong contributions from nearly every member of Meg Lanning’s powerful side, with Perry (68) and Tahlia McGrath (57) scoring valuable half-centuries and the returning Ashleigh Gardner (48* from just 18 balls) adding the finishing touches on a late Australian flurry with the bat.

But it was with the ball that the Australians really shone, as teenager Brown (3/22) ripped through the New Zealand top-order and Amanda-Jade Wellington (2/34) and Gardner (2/15) put the polish on an impressive team performance.

The result sees Australia regain their place at the top of tournament standings with three wins from as many matches, while New Zealand drop to fourth and remain in a battle to reach the semi-finals.

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Brief scores: Australia 269/8 (Ellyse Perry 68, Tahlia McGrath 57; Lea Tahuhu 3-53) vs New Zealand 128/10 (Amy Satterthwaite 44, Lea Tahuhu 23; Darcie Brown 3-22).

(With ANI inputs)

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ICC Women’s World Cup Points Table: ICC Women’s World Cup Points Table: Australia Leapfrog India At The Top After Thrashing New Zealand

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Women’s World Cup: Australia beat New Zealand to go top of the points table.© AFP

Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner starred as Australia thrashed trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in a league match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Sunday. Perry (68) and Tahlia McGrath (57) hit fifties before Gardner’s 48-run knock propelled Australia to a total of 269 for eight. In reply, New Zealand could only manage 128 as Australia won the match by 141 runs. For Australia, Darcie Brown took three wickets while Gardner and Amanda-Jade Wellington took two wickets each.

With Australia registering their third win on the bounce, here’s how the ICC Women’s World Cup points table looks:

ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table:

1. Australia (P3 W3 L0: Points 6; NRR +1.62)

2 India (P3 W2 L1: Points 4; NRR +1.33)

3 South Africa (P2 W2 L0: Points 4; NRR +0.38)

4. New Zealand (P4 W2 L2: Points 4; NRR -0.25)

5. West Indies (P3 W2 L1: Points 4; NRR -0.96)

6. England (P2 W0 L2: Points 0; NRR -0.19)

7. Bangladesh (P2 W0 L2: Points 0; NRR -0.92)

8. Pakistan (P3 W0 L3; Points 0; NRR -1.27)

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On Monday, Pakistan will look to register their first win of the tournament when they face Bangladesh at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Meanwhile, South Africa will look to maintain their unbeaten streak in the tournament when they face England, who are yet to win a game, at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

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Women’s World Cup: All-Round Australia Thrash New Zealand By 141 Runs

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Women’s WC: Australia thrash New Zealand by 141 runs in Wellington on Sunday.© AFP

Australia on Sunday registered a commanding 141-run victory over arch-rival New Zealand at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Wellington. It was a clinical performance from the six-time World Cup champions as they successfully defended 269/8 by bowling their opponents out for just 128 in the 31st over at Basin Reserve.

There were strong contributions from nearly every member of Meg Lanning’s powerful side, with Ellyse Perry (68) and Tahlia McGrath (57) scoring valuable half-centuries and the returning Ashleigh Gardner (48* from just 18 balls) adding the finishing touches on a late Australian flurry with the bat.

But it was with the ball that the Australians really shone, as teenager Darcie Brown (3/22) ripped through the New Zealand top-order and Amanda-Jade Wellington (2/34) and Gardner (2/15) put the polish on an impressive team performance.

The result sees Australia regain their place at the top of tournament standings with three wins from as many matches, while New Zealand drops to fourth and remains in a battle to reach the semi-finals.

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Brief Scores: Australia 269/8 (Ellyse Perry 68, Tahlia McGrath 57; Lea Tahuhu 3-53) vs New Zealand 128/10 (Amy Satterthwaite 44, Lea Tahuhu 23; Darcie Brown 3-22).

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ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand Women vs Australia Women: Live Cricket Score, Live Updates

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Women’s World Cup Live: New Zealand face Australia in their upcoming fixture.© AFP

New Zealand face Australia in their upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup League Stage fixture at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, on Sunday. The White Ferns have won two out of three fixtures in the ongoing tournament and are currently third in the table. Meanwhile, Australia have won both their fixtures and are in second position in the standings. Both sides have already faced each other in a warm-up match, where New Zealand won the match by nine wickets. (LIVE SCORECARD)

New Zealand Women vs Australia Women, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Live Score, Live Updates, Basin Reserve, Wellington

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India Women vs West Indies Women: Mithali Raj Scripts Massive Record In Women’s World Cup History

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Mithali Raj has now captained in most number of matches at Women’s World Cups.© Instagram

India skipper Mithali Raj on Saturday scripted a massive record in the ongoing Women’s World Cup. With India electing to bat against West Indies in their third match of the tournament at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, Raj has now made the most appearances as captain in Women’s World Cup history. She went past former Australian women’s team captain Belinda Clark, who had led her team in 23 matches. With the West Indies match on Saturday, Mithali is captaining India for the 24th time in World Cups.

Mithali will be hoping to cap the record with a win over the West Indies, with India having lost one match and won one in the ongoing tournament so far.

India defeated Pakistan in their tournament opener but crashed to a heavy defeat vs New Zealand in their next game, losing by 62 runs.

New Zealand posted 260 for nine in 50 overs to set a target of 261 runs for India. Amy Satterthwaite top-scored for her side with a knock of 75 runs off 84 balls. Meanwhile, Amelia Kerr hammered 50 runs off 64 deliveries.

Pooja Vastrakar took four wickets for the Indian bowling department and was in good form. Meanwhile, Rajeshwari Gayakward also bagged two wickets.

Chasing a target of 261, India were bowled out for 198 in 46.4 overs. Despite a knock of 71 runs off 63 balls by Harmanpreet Kaur, India failed to seal a win at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

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Meanwhile, Mithali managed to register 31 runs off 56 balls.

Lea Tahuhu was in good form for New Zealand and bagged three wickets, as did Kerr.

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Pakistan Captain Bismah Maroof ‘s Cradle Gesture For Daughter After Hitting 50 Wins Hearts. Watch

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Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof and her daughter has been the apple of everyone’s eye ever since their rendezvous with the India women’s team stars post their World Cup match on March 6. Bismah’s new-born daughter Fatima was again the center of attraction as her mother dedicated her first post “motherhood” half-century to her through an adorable gesture on the field. After reaching her 50, Maroof gestured towards the pavilion forming a small cradle with her hands. The crowd and the players all stood up and applauded the gesture which was done when the world was celebrating the International Women’s Day.

A fan, who shared the small clip-on Twitter, applauded Bismah for her efforts and wrote:

“Bismah Maroof dedicating her first post motherhood half century to her daughter is the most beautiful thing you’d see today!! – more power and respect to all the women out there! #WomensDay.”

Maroof shared on Twitter her inspiration story and wrote:

“It would have been great to have a win on #WomensDay but I want to tell all the women, especially little girls around the globe today: you are powerful, amazing & can pursue any dreams, no matter what. P.S thanks for all the love & prayers for me & my Fatima.”

Despite Maroof’s 78-run unbeaten knock, Australia registered a seven-wicket win to inflict a second-straight loss on Pakistan.

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Batting first, Pakistan were restricted to 190/6 in 50 overs with Maroof being the top run-getter.

In reply, Australia rode on Alyssa Healy’s brilliant knock of 72 runs as they chased down the target in 34.4 overs to script a comfortable victory.

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Australia’s 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup Title Win vs India Immortalised, To Be Displayed At MCG

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Australias 2020 Womens T20 World Cup Title Win vs India Immortalised, To Be Displayed At MCG

Australia women’s team had defeated India women to lift the 2020 T20 World Cup at home.© AFP

A mural depicting Australia‘s famous Women’s T20 World Cup final win against India two years ago in front of a record audience has become the first artwork featuring a women’s sporting team to be on permanent display at the iconic MCG. The artwork, which was unveiled at the MCG on Monday, will be displayed along the route of the famous MCG Tour, which attracts around 130,000 people every year. It is the first artwork featuring a women’s sporting team to be on permanent display at the MCG.

Painted by renowned Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, the portrait depicts the 16 squad members lifting the trophy as yellow and green confetti fills the sky.

Australia had registered a comprehensive 85-run win over India to clinch the title in front of a record crowd.

Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney had starred with the bat while Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen shone with the ball.

“The ICC Women’s World Cup final in 2020 was a special day, and now to have a piece of artwork to remember the occasion is really exciting,” Australia skipper Meg Lanning said in a media release.

“Whilst we couldn’t be there, having the artwork unveiled the night before International Women’s Day – which will mark two years since winning the final – reminds us of what can be achieved.” Australia, who are in search of their seventh Women’s 50-over World Cup title, cruised to seven wicket win over Pakistan in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

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“We hope that we can make all our fans at home proud and emulate our performance from that World Cup in 2020 while we are here in New Zealand competing for the 50-over version.

“We hope it can inspire all visitors to the MCG to pick up a bat and ball,” she added.

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Women’s ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj Drops To 4th, Meg Lanning Rises To 2nd

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Womens ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj Drops To 4th, Meg Lanning Rises To 2nd

Mithali Raj dropped to the fourth spot in the latest women’s rankings for ODI batters.© Twitter

The first five games of ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 have caused a lot of movement in the latest update of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings. Australia skipper Meg Lanning climbed up two spots in the latest women’s rankings for ODI batters. She is now just one and 15 rating points away from the top spot that’s currently occupied by her teammate Alyssa Healy. Lanning was in sublime form in the first game of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup against England, smashing 86 in 110 balls seven fours and a six, which helped Australia post a massive total of 310. They eventually won the game in the last over by 12 runs.

The Player of the Match from the game, Rachael Haynes, who slammed a brilliant 130 of 131, climbed six spots and broke into the top 10 to occupy the No.7 spot in the rankings. The other centurion from the game – England’s Nat Sciver rose five spots to No.6.

On the other hand, Mithali Raj has dropped to the fourth spot. Hayley Matthews of West Indies made considerable gains across the board in the rankings for batters, bowlers as well as all-rounders. She was the Player of the Match in West Indies’ three-run heist against New Zealand – she scored a brilliant 119 to set a target of 260 for the White Ferns and then accounted for the wickets of the in-form Amelia Kerr and Brooke Halliday.

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Matthews broke into the top 5 in the all-rounders’ list, climbing six spots to No.4 and rose a massive 12 spots to No.20 for batters and three spots No.10 for bowlers.

Among the other players that moved up the rankings were South Africa’s Ayabonga Khaka, whose four-for against Bangladesh in the opening game helped her rise a spot to No.6. In addition, the Indian pair of Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar – who added 122 for India’s seventh wicket to lift them from 114-6 against Pakistan both moved up to their career-best positions with the bat.

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