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Series clean-sweep boosts Pakistan to fourth in ICC Women’s Championship table

New Zealand Women to take on England Women in the next round starting on 11 February

Series clean-sweep boosts Pakistan to fourth in ICC Women’s Championship table - Cricket News
Pakistan Women won the series 3-0 against Sri Lanka Women.

Pakistan has moved to fourth place in the ICC Women’s Championship after defeating Sri Lanka 3-0 in the second round clash, which concluded in Sharjah on Tuesday.

The ICC Women’s Championship is a qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with the top four sides earning automatic qualification for the event to be staged in England, while the bottom four sides will get a final chance of qualification through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2017.

The tournament structure sees each team will play each other in one home or away series that will include three ODIs over a two and a half year period. As such, each side is guaranteed at least 21 ODIs over the tournament period.

Pakistan claimed the first spoils in the three-ODI series when it defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in a game, which saw the tourists’ batting duo Chamari Jayangani (49) and wicketkeeper MADD Surangika (43) propel its side to a score of 178 for 8, with the wickets being shared around by the Pakistan attack, with left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf returning two wickets for 28. In reply, Pakistan opener Marina Iqbal’s 69, with contributions from Javeria Khan (30) and Nida Dar (37 not out) helping their side chase down the total with eight balls to spare.

In a low-scoring second ODI in Sharjah, Sri Lanka bowled out Pakistan for 138, with Sugandika Kumari the pick of the bowlers returning figures of three for 24 off her eight overs. Pakistan captain Sana Mir’s 34 not out swelled the score and her spell of two for 22 helped restrict Sri Lanka to 126 all out, with Bismah Mahroof (three for 14) and Sadia Yousuf again (three for 28) the pick of the bowlers.

In the final game on Tuesday, Sri Lanka put in its best performance boosted by an innings of 99 from the in-form Jayangani, with contributions from H.A.S.D. Siriwardene (39 not out) and wicketkeeper Prasadani Weerakkody (32) to reach 242 for five wickets from its allotted overs. Sana Mir’s off-spin claimed two wickets for 35 from her spell. In response, Pakistan opener Javeria Khan recorded the highest personal score of the series with 133 not out, which was the Karachi-born player’s first century of her ODI career. Mir also chipped in with 51 not out to help chase down the tally with 16 balls to spare.

As a consequence, in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Batters, Sri Lanka’s Jayangani has moved up four places to a career-high joint ninth position alongside Australia’s Jessica Cameron on 580 points, while Pakistan’s Javeria Khan has moved up two places to a career high 13th.

However, the biggest movers from either camp were Sri Lanka duo Dilani Surangika in 51st spot (up eight places) and Prasadani Weerakkody (up 18 places to a career high 85th), while there were also significant advances for Pakistan duo Sana Mir (up 13 places to 63rd) and Marina Iqbal (up 22 places to 72nd).

In the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers, there was no change in the top 10, however Sri Lanka off-spinner H.A.S.D. Siriwardene has moved up three places to 16th. Sana Mir is Pakistan’s highest ranked bowler in seventh place, 22 points adrift of West Indies’ Shanel Daley. The biggest mover from either side was Pakistan’s Sumaiya Siddiqui (up six places to a career high 52nd) and Inoka Ranaweera (up 12 places to a career high 48th).
Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies continues to lead the bowlers’ and all-rounders’ tables.

In the fourth and final series of the second round, fifth-placed England will travel to face bottom-placed New Zealand in February with all three ODIs taking place in Mount Maunganui.

Forthcoming fixtures:
New Zealand v England
11 Feb – First ODI, Mount Maunganui
13 Feb – Second ODI, Mount Maunganui
15 Feb – Third ODI, Mount Maunganui

Points table:

Teams

P

W

L

Tie

N/R

Points

NRR

For

Against

Australia

6

6

0

0

0

12

0.952

1196/236.2

1130/275

South Africa

6

3

2

0

1

7

0.334

852/216.1

796/220.4

West Indies

6

3

3

0

0

6

0.584

1128/257.3

1111/292.4

Pakistan

6

3

3

0

0

6

-0.398

1030/271

1023/243.4

England

3

2

0

0

1

5

0.686

367/80.1

312/80.1

Sri Lanka

6

1

4

0

1

3

-0.347

861/226

927/223

India

6

1

4

0

1

3

-0.371

793/224.5

855/219.2

New Zealand

3

0

3

0

0

0

-1.712

392/150

465/107.5

Note – two points for a win, no point for a loss and one point for a no-result

ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings:

The ICC Women's Championship is being contested by the following eight teams who have been seeded according to their rankings following the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013:

1.     Australia

2.     West Indies

3.     England

4.     New Zealand

5.     Sri Lanka

6.     South Africa

7.     India

8.     Pakistan

Following the completion of the round-robin matches, the final standings of the points table will represent each team’s final event ranking, and the top four teams will automatically qualify for the ICC WWC 2017.

Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings (as on 14 January after Pakistan-Sri Lanka series):  

Batting

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points        Ave        Highest Ranking

   1           ( - )          Meg Lanning        Aus         727*!    45.64     727 v WI at Bowral 2014

   2           ( - )          C. Edwards           Eng         723!       38.07     723 v Ind at Scarborough 2014

   3           ( - )          Sarah Taylor        Eng         707        39.71     803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

   4           ( - )          Mithali Raj           Ind          680        48.88     839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

   5           ( - )          H. Kaur                  Ind          678*!    36.38     678 v SA at Bangalore 2014

   6           ( - )          Stafanie Taylor    WI          675        43.14     765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   7           ( - )          Suzie Bates           NZ          651        37.20     734 v WI at Kingston 2013

   8           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          594        26.98     650 v NZ at Kingston 2013

   9=        ( - )          Jessica Cameron  Aus         580        37.63     660 v Pak at Brisbane 2014

                (+4)         C. Jayangani        SL           580*!    33.44     580 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

Selected Others:

Rank     (+/-)      Player                       Team     Points    Ave        Highest Ranking

 13          (+2)         Javeria Khan        Pak         555!       28.71     555 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  19         (-5)          Bismah Maroof   Pak         500        23.50     538 v Aus at Brisbane 2014

  26         (-3)          E. Kaushalya        SL           404        15.84     482 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

  43         (-4)          Nain Abidi             Pak         343        19.12     459 v Ire at Dublin 2012

  48         ( - )          H.A.S.D.Si'dene    SL           322        19.28     497 v Pak at Canberra 2009

  51         (+8)         Dilani Surangika  SL           318        19.72     330 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

  54         (+4)         Nida Dar                Pak         306*      14.45     309 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  59         (+2)         Asmavia Iqbal     Pak         280!       13.31     280 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  60         (+4)         S. Weerakkody    SL           277        13.18     302 v WI at Dambulla 2013

  63         (+13)      Sana Mir               Pak         261        14.80     284 v Ban at Dublin 2012

  68         (+3)         Sadia Yousuf       Pak         241*      3.16       247 v SA at Doha 2014

  72         (+22)      Marina Iqbal        Pak         228*      15.45     229 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  74         (-4)          Qanita Jalil            Pak         224        8.80       275 v Ind at Cuttack 2013

  85         (+18)      P. Weerakkody    SL           196*!    14.00     196 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

  89         (+16)      I. Ranaweera        SL           183*!    8.00       183 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

  97         (+1)         M. Samuddika     SL           176*      13.28     181 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

Bowling

Rank     (+/-)         Player                  Team     Points    Ave          Highest Ranking

  1            ( - )          Stafanie Taylor    WI          711        17.44     3.04       768 v NZ at Kingston 2013

   2           ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         693 !      27.00     3.73       693 v Ind at Scarborough 2014

   3           ( - )          Jhulan Goswami  Ind          676        21.05     3.19       796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

   4           ( - )          A. Mohammed    WI          655        17.66     3.28       704 v Aus at Sydney 2014

   5           ( - )          Katherine Brunt   Eng         653        21.52     3.29       796 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

   6           ( - )          Shanel Daley        WI          616        22.09     3.33       664 v NZ at St Kitts (WP) 2014

   7           ( - )          Sana Mir               Pak         594        23.34     3.46       598 v Aus at Brisbane 2014

   8           ( - )          D. van Niekerk     SA           578*      15.48     3.27       583 v Ind at Bangalore 2014

   9           ( - )          Erin Osborne         Aus         564        25.82     3.98       581 v Eng at Melbourne 2014

  10         ( - )          Shibnam Ismail   SA           560*      18.61     3.49       595 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014

  Selected Others:

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team         Points    Ave                        Highest Ranking

 16          (+3)         H.A.S.D.Si'dene    SL           503        23.95     3.68       535 v Eng at Colombo (NCC) 2010

  20         (+1)         Sadia Yousuf       Pak         471*      17.41     3.19       524 v Ire at Doha 2014

  21         (-1)          Qanita Jalil            Pak         461*      29.24     3.97       493 v Aus at Brisbane 2014

  22         (+1)         Asmavia Iqbal     Pak         451        32.26     4.12       453 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  29         (+2)         Nida Dar                Pak         418*      19.76     3.58       463 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2014

  38         (+3)         E.Kaushalya         SL           354*      27.88     4.18       377 v WI at Dambulla 2013

  44         ( - )          U. Prabodhani      SL           296*      44.46     3.78       326 v SA at Potchefstroom 2013

  47         (+3)         Bismah Maroof   Pak         287*!    21.53     3.59       287 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  48         (+12)      I. Ranaweera        SL           281*!    30.50     4.13       281 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

  49         (+7)         M. Samuddika     SL           275*!    34.63     3.56       275 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

  52         (+6)         S. Siddiqui             Pak         273*!    31.16     3.36       273 v SL at Sharjah 2015

  57         (+2)         P.R.C.S.Ku’ami    SL           248*      28.78     3.71       403 v Ind at Sydney 2009

  90         (+4)         Ama Kanchana   SL           119*      21.33     5.60       124 v Pak at Sharjah 2015

All-rounders 

Rank    (+/-)       Player                      Team    Points                   Highest Ranking

  1          ( - )        Stafanie Taylor       WI         480                      560 v NZ at Kingston 2013
  2          ( - )        Ellyse Perry               Aus        296!                    296 v WI at Bowral 2014
  3          ( - )        Marizanne Kapp     SA         269*/*                 273 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
  4          ( - )        D. van Niekerk         SA         258*/*!               258 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
  5          ( - )        J. Goswami               Ind         233                      245 v Aus at Ahmedabad 2012

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