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Series win boosts West Indies to third in ICC Women’s Championship table

Jhulan Goswami reclaims No.1 ranking for bowlers after Stafanie Taylor drops to fourth

Series win boosts West Indies to third in ICC Women’s Championship table - Cricket News
“We really wanted to get the six points in the series, but we fell short in the first game,” says West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira
 
India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami reclaims No.1 ranking after Stafanie Taylor drops to fourth
 
West Indies has moved up two places to third place in the ICC Women’s Championship after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the third round clash, which concluded in Colombo on Wednesday.

The ICC Women’s Championship is a qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and is being participated by Australia, England, India, New Zealand Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. The top four sides from the ICC Women’s Championship will automatic qualification for the event proper 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.
In the first match of the three-ODI series, Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by six wickets in a low scoring game. Home side’s H.A.S.D. Siriwardene put in a fine all-round display, first by claiming four wickets for 30 with her off-spinners and then following that up with 42 not out as the hosts successfully chased down a meagre target of 124 all out, boosted by Stafanie Taylor’s resilient 43.
 
In the second ODI, unbeaten half-centuries from Stafanie Taylor (89 not out) and Deandra Dottin (69 not out) lifted the West Indies to 215 for three. Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Sugandika Kumari was the pick of bowlers with three for 48. Sri Lanka was 99 for four in 24.4 overs when rain came down and reduced the overs to four and revised the target to 209. Second rain stoppage proved to be the end of the match and at that stage, Sri Lanka was170 for eight in 40.2 overs whereas, according to the Duckworth-Lewis Method, it should have been 189. As such, the West Indies drew the series level with an 18 run victory.
 
In the final game on Wednesday, Sri Lanka dismissed the visitors for 156 after West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. Once again the spinners did the damage with Inoka Ranaweera (three for 17) putting in a strong performance, as did opening bowler Sripali Weerakkody, who also claimed three for 37. For the West Indies, middle-order batter Britney Cooper (46) fell inches short of a deserved half century in the first innings. In turn, West Indies’ Hayley Matthews put in career-best figures of three wickets for seven, and further contributions from Anisa (two for 23) and Tremayne Smartt (two for 28) bowled the hosts out for 125. Eshani Kaushalya (30) was the home side’ top scorer.

Speaking after Wednesday’s win, West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira said: “After being dismissed for 156 we knew that had to step up to the plate. I think it was definitely a team effort, we went out there as a team, organised ourselves and maintained our focus. I think it was a tremendous job, well done by the team.
 
“We really wanted to get the six points in the series, but we fell short in the first game. We managed to get the last four points and hopefully, going into the ICC Women’s Championship, we can come out with much more points (in the table).”
As a consequence, in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Batters, West Indies’ Taylor has dropped one place to seventh, while Sri Lanka’s Chamari Jayangani has tumbled four places to 13th. A number of players have made upwards movement though; Kycia Knight to 28th (up three places), H.A.S.D. Siriwardene to 42nd (up seven places), Prasadani Weerakkody          to 71st (up 13) and West Indies’ Britney Cooper to a career high 95th (up 15 places).
 
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, Taylor has dropped three places to fourth, while her team-mate Anisa Mohammed has moved up to second place on 672 points, four points adrift of India’s Jhulan Goswami who now holds top spot. There were also career high rankings for Sri Lanka duo Maduri Samuddika and Inoka Ranaweera (up 11 places to 43rd and up five places to 47th, respectively) as well as West Indies' Hayley Matthews (up 24 places to 58th).
Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies continues to lead the all-rounders’ tables.

In the next series of matches, India will host New Zealand in a bottom-of-the-table series in Bangalore starting on 28 June, while in July England will welcome Australia to the UK with both sides aiming to maintain a positive start in the ICC Women’s Championship.

Forthcoming fixtures:

India v New Zealand

28 June – First ODI, Bangalore
1 July – Second ODI, Bangalore
3 July – Third ODI, Bangalore

England v Australia
21 July – First ODI, Taunton
23 July – Second ODI, Bristol
26 July – Third ODI, Worcester
 
Points table:
ICC Women's Championship 2014 - 2016
Teams P W L Tie N/R Points NRR
Australia 6 6 0 0 0 12 0.952
South Africa 9 5 3 0 1 11 0.097
West Indies 9 5 1 0 0 10 0.382
Pakistan 9 4 5 0 0 8 -0.145
England 6 3 2 0 1 7 0.308
Sri Lanka 9 2 6 0 1 5 -0.232
New Zealand 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.876
India 6 1 4 0 1 3 -0.371
 
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 21 May after Sri Lanka-West Indies series):  
Batting
 
Rank     (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Ave         Highest Ranking
  1            ( - )          Sarah Taylor        Eng         746        40.83     803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009
   2           ( - )          C. Edwards           Eng         731        38.49     749 v NZ at Lincoln 2015
   3           ( - )          Meg Lanning        Aus         727*!    45.64     727 v WI at Bowral 2014
   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           (+1)         Suzie Bates           NZ          668        36.95     734 v WI at Kingston 2013
   7           (-1)          Stafanie Taylor    WI          657        43.26     765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012
   8           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          620        28.73     650 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   9           ( - )          Jessica Cameron  Aus         580        37.63     660 v Pak at Brisbane 2014
  10         (+1)         Alex Blackwell     Aus         561        33.16     683 v Ind at Canberra 2008

Selected Others:
 
Rank     (+/-)         Player                                   Team     Points    Ave        Highest Ranking
  13         (-4)          Chamari Jayangani            SL           541*      32.39     580 v Pak at Sharjah 2015
  28         (+3)         Kycia Knight                        WI          398*      20.16     404 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  42         (+7)         H.A.S.D.Siriwardene           SL           347        19.67     497 v Pak at Canberra 2009
  45         (-12)       Shemaine Campbelle         WI          337        18.79     403 v NZ at St Kitts (WP) 2014
  48         ( - )          Merissa Aguilleira                WI          323        18.40     526 v SA at St Kitts (WP) 2013
  56         (+4)         Shiromala Weerakkody     SL           285        13.60     302 v WI at Dambulla 2013
  71         (+13)      Prasadani Weerakkody      SL           226*      15.05     249 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  78         (+11)      Inoka Ranaweera               SL           212*!    7.75       212 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  95         (+15)      Britney Cooper                    WI          177*!    14.00     177 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2015

Bowling
Rank     (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Ave         Highest Ranking
   1           (+1)         Jhulan Goswami                  Ind          676        21.05     796 v Eng at Chennai 2007
   2           (+2)         Anisa Mohammed              WI          672        17.38     704 v Aus at Sydney 2014
   3           ( - )          Katherine Brunt                   Eng         665        22.65     796 v Ind at Mumbai 2013
   4           (-3)          Stafanie Taylor                    WI          659        18.14     768 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   5           ( - )          Jenny Gunn                          Eng         619        27.66     693 v Ind at Scarborough 2014
   6           (+1)         Sana Mir                               Pak         602        23.28     610 v SA at Sharjah 2015
   7           (+1)         Shibnam Ismail                   SA           583*      18.40     595 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014
   8           (+1)         Dane van Niekerk               SA           579*      16.13     583 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
   9           (-3)          Shanel Daley                        WI          568        22.09     664 v NZ at St Kitts (WP) 2014
  10         ( - )          Erin Osborne                         Aus         564        25.82     581 v Eng at Melbourne 2014

 Selected Others:
 
Rank     (+/-)         Player                  Team      Points      Ave      Highest Ranking
  16         (+1)         Tremayne Smartt                WI          497*      31.00     524 v NZ at St Kitts (WP) 2014
  18         (-3)          H.A.S.D.Siriwardene           SL           488        24.27     535 v Eng at Colombo (NCC) 2010
  33         (+3)         Shiromala Weerakkody     SL           377*      33.86     397 v SA at Potchefstroom 2013
  34         (+4)         Eshani Kaushalya               SL           369*      27.60     377 v WI at Dambulla 2013
  43         (+11)      Maduri Samuddika             SL           336*!    31.40     336 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  47         (+5)         Inoka Ranaweera               SL           328*!    28.05     328 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  58         (+24)      Hayley Matthews                WI          244*!    18.00     244 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  59         (-2)          Subrina Munroe                   WI          241*      49.18     261 v Aus at Bowral 2014
  68         (-8)          Deandra Dottin                    WI          217*      30.27     241 v Aus at Bowral 2014
  69         (+33)      Sugandika Kumari              SL           213*      24.00     223 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015

All-rounders
 
Rank    (+/-)          Player                  Team    Points                   Highest Ranking
   1           ( - )          Stafanie Taylor    WI          433                        560 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   2           ( - )          Ellyse Perry           Aus         296!                       296 v WI at Bowral 2014
   3           ( - )          D. van Niekerk     SA           281*/*!                  281 v Pak at Sharjah 2015
   4           ( - )          Marizanne Kapp SA           236/*                    273 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
   5           ( - )          Jhulan Goswami  Ind          233                         245 v Aus at Ahmedabad 2012
 

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