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England move to third position after 2-1 series win over New Zealand

England Women
England, who started the series in fifth position, have reached 10 points after nine matches while New Zealand still lead the table with 12 points.
  • New Zealand remain at the top of the table with Australia in second place but having played three matches less than these two teams.
  • New Zealand captain Suzie Bates: “It was really nice to get that win, am just so pleased at the way the team bounced back after two disappointing matches.”
  • Beaumont, Brunt, Devine and Kasperek move up in rankings.

 New Zealand captain Suzie Bates was relieved after her team pulled off a win in the last match of their ICC Women’s Championship series, which saw England move up to third place on the points table  with the 2-1 verdict. 

In the batters list, England's Tammy Beaumont has moved up to the sixth position
In the batters list, England's Tammy Beaumont has moved up to the sixth position

England, who started the series in fifth position, have reached 10 points after nine matches while New Zealand still lead the table with 12 points from as many matches. Australia are in second place with 10 points but have only played two series (six matches) so far and will be eyeing the top spot when they take on Pakistan a few months from now.

England, who had taken a 2-0 lead in the series before New Zealand came back hard in the final match, next play an away series in India.

Bates conceded the home side had dominated them and are hard to beat.

 

'The points table is a true reflection of where we stand' – Suzie Bates
'The points table is a true reflection of where we stand' – Suzie Bates

New Zealand captain Suzie Bates: “It was really nice to get that win, am just so pleased at the way the team bounced back after two disappointing matches. Sophie Devin’s hundred is what we had been asking of the top of the order for the whole series. For her to do that at the end of a long tour, when we had not been doing well, and then to have Haeley (Jensen) and (Leigh) Kasparek perform like that with the ball shows that we have some talent coming through. We have to be more consistent with those performances and need players to step up.

“We did not play our best cricket but that’s credit to how they went about their business. They are very consistent. We have learnt a lot in the series. The first two games they were just too good. We found it difficult to take wickets, but in the last two games what was pleasing was that we bowled them out.

“It’s nice because it’s a home World Cup and we have qualified, but every game that we play there are two points up for grabs and the points table is a true reflection of where we stand, so we are going to keep trying to take points.”

New Zealand still lead the Women's Championship table with 12 points from as many matches
New Zealand still lead the Women's Championship table with 12 points from as many matches

The ongoing second edition of the ICC Women’s Championship is the pathway to qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand. Hosts New Zealand and the three other top sides from this tournament will qualify for the World Cup while the remaining four sides will get another chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier.

There has been no change in points in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings after the 2-1 series result but some fine performances have resulted in notable movements in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings.

England opener Tammy Beaumont has moved up four places to sixth position after aggregating 160 runs in the series while New Zealand batter Sophie Devin’s series-topping 164 runs, including a match-winning 117 not out in the final match, has lifted her 10 places to 10th position.

 

Sophie Devine’s series-topping 164 runs has lifted her 10 places to 10th position
Sophie Devine’s series-topping 164 runs has lifted her 10 places to 10th position

 

England’s Amy Jones (up 20 places to 32nd) and Katherine Brunt (up four places to 37th), and New Zealand’s Maddie Green (up eight places to 61) are the others to advance in the list of batters.

Brunt has also moved up in the list of bowlers, gaining five slots to reach seventh position while New Zealand off-spinner Leigh Kasparek’s eight wickets in the series have seen her move up nine places to take 16th position. England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (up 14 places to 24th) and New Zealand leg-spinner Amelia Kerr (up three places to 20th) are other gainers in the latest rankings.

Scores in brief:

1st IWC ODI: England won by 142 runs

England 290-5 in 50 overs (Amy Jones 63, Heather Knight 63, Tammy Beaumont 40, Natalie Sciver 37, Katherine Brunt 30; Amelia Kerr 2-37, Lea Tahuhu 2-57)

New Zealand 148 all out in 35.3 overs (Sophie Devine 33; Natalie Sciver 3-18, Laura Marsh 3-24, Georgia Elwiss 2-16)

2nd IWC ODI: England won by 123 runs

England 241 all out in 48 overs (Sophie Devine 2-26, Jess Watkin 2-30, Leigh Kasperek 2-49)

New Zealand 118 in 38 overs (Sophie Ecclestone 3-14, Katie George 3-36).

3rd IWC ODI: New Zealand won by four wickets

England 219 all out in 47.4 overs (Amy Jones 78, Tammy Beaumont 53; Leigh Kasperek 5-39, Hayley Jensen 2-26, Jess Watkin 2-38)

New Zealand 224-6 in 44.4 overs (Sophie Devine 117 not out, Sophie Ecclestone 2-39, Katherine Brunt 2-40).

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings (as of 14 July 2018, after the England-New Zealand IWC series)

Rank TeamPoints
1Australia132
2England126
3New Zealand120
4India112
5West Indies 98
6South Africa95
7Pakistan74
8Sri Lanka 62
9Bangladesh 42
10Ireland28

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Player Rankings (as of 14 July 2018, after the England-New Zealand IWC series)

BATTING (top 20)

 

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

744

51.83

758 v Ind at Vadodara 2018

2

( - )

Lizelle Lee

SA

724

34.87

752 v Eng at Hove 2018

3

(+1)

Meg Lanning

Aus

684

53.00

834 v NZ at Bay Oval 2016

4

(+1)

S. Mandhana

Ind

678!

37.53

678 v Eng at Nagpur 2018

5

(+1)

Nicole Bolton

Aus

666

46.22

687 v Ind at Vadodara 2018

6

(+4)

T. Beaumont

Eng

657!

41.53

657 v NZ at Leicester 2018

7=

( - )

Mithali Raj

Ind

656

50.18

839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

 

(-4)

Suzie Bates

NZ

656

43.76

775 v Aus at Bay Oval 2016

9

(-1)

Stafanie Taylor

Win

653

44.06

765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

10

(+10)

Sophie Devine

NZ

613!

32.08

613 v Eng at Leicester 2018

11

( - )

Heather Knight

Eng

596

36.42

620 v NZ at Headingley 2018

12

(-3)

A.Satterthwaite

NZ

593

37.36

756 v Aus at Bay Oval 2017

13

(-1)

H. Kaur

Ind

591

35.41

679 v SA at Bangalore 2014

14

(+1)

Natalie Sciver

Eng

588

38.00

642 v NZ at Derby 2017

15

(-2)

D. van Niekerk

SA

578!

33.39

578 v Eng at Canterbury 2018

16

(-2)

L. Wolvaardt

SA

571*!

46.89

571 v Eng at Canterbury 2018

17

( - )

Deepti Sharma

Ind

560*!

43.92

560 v Eng at Nagpur 2018

18=

( - )

M. du Preez

SA

555

33.15

600 v Ind at Potchefstroom 2018

 

( - )

Alyssa Healy

Aus

555!

22.43

555 v Ind at Vadodara 2018

20

(-4)

Sarah Taylor

Eng

541

40.25

803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

 

BOWLING (top 20) 

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Avge

Eco.

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Jess Jonassen

Aus

676!

23.19

4.18

676 v Ind at Vadodara 2018

2

( - )

Megan Schutt

Aus

667

24.21

4.41

671 v Ind at Vadodara 2018

3

( - )

Shibnam Ismail

SA

641

20.26

3.62

648 v Eng at Worcester 2018

4

( - )

M. Kapp

SA

630

24.85

3.66

689 v Ind at Potchefstroom (N 2017

5

( - )

Sana Mir

Pak

620!

25.72

3.70

620 v SL at Dambulla 2018

6

( - )

J. Goswami

Ind

609

21.77

3.25

796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

7

(+5)

K. Brunt

Eng

599

23.49

3.47

796 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

8

(-1)

A. Khaka

SA

597

28.00

4.13

620 v Eng at Worcester 2018

9

(-1)

Stafanie Taylor

Win

591

19.35

3.23

768 v NZ at Kingston 2013

10

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

567

25.61

4.41

698 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

11

( - )

D. van Niekerk

SA

559

18.86

3.51

602 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2018

12

(-3)

Anya Shrubsole

Eng

544

27.57

4.27

595 v Aus at New South Wales 2017

13

( - )

Poonam Yadav

Ind

538*!

20.75

3.72

538 v Eng at Nagpur 2018

14

( - )

Deepti Sharma

Ind

533*!

26.34

3.82

533 v Eng at Nagpur 2018

15

( - )

A. Mohammed

Win

524

19.48

3.35

704 v Aus at Sydney 2014

16

(+9)

Leigh Kasperek

NZ

517*!

16.38

3.68

517 v Eng at Leicester 2018

17

( - )

Shikha Pandey

Ind

513*

21.44

4.01

566 v Aus at Derby 2017

18=

( - )

R. Gayakwad

Ind

508*

16.64

3.36

540 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2017

 

( - )

Ekta Bisht

Ind

508

21.39

3.63

609 v Pak at Derby 2017

20

(+3)

Amelia Kerr

NZ

499*

20.58

4.04

516 v Eng at Headingley 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

421

446 v NZ at Bay Oval 2016

2

( - )

S. Taylor

Win

385

559 v NZ at Kingston 2013

3

( - )

D van Niekerk

SA

323!

323 v Eng at Canterbury 2018

4

( - )

Deepti Sharma

Ind

298*/*!

298 v Eng at Nagpur 2018

5

( - )

Sana Mir

Pak

251

252 v SL at Dambulla 2018

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