England batter rewarded with rapid ODI rankings rise

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England opener Tammy Beaumont has been rewarded for her brilliant century against South Africa by jumping into the top 10 batters on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings.

Beaumont scored her ninth ODI century with a superb individual knock of 119 in the third and final game of the ODI series against the Proteas in Leicester on Monday, giving the experienced 31-year-old a total of 178 runs over three matches.

It helped Beaumont gain three spots on the rankings that were released by the ICC on Tuesday, with the right-hander jumping in front of experienced trio Chamari Athapaththu, Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry and into eighth on the latest list for batters.

Beaumont's England team-mate Nat Sciver sat out the final game of the series at Grace Road and as a result lost one spot on the rankings for batters as Australia's Beth Mooney overhauled her into second spot and relegated the right-hander to third.

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Australia's Alyssa Healy still holds sway at the top of the ODI batter rankings, while South Africa duo Marizanne Kapp (up six places to 18th) and Chloe Tryon (jumps two spots to 20th) made some gains following their series against England.

Kapp did also jump up two spots to third on the latest rankings for all-rounders, but it wasn't great reading for her or many of her South Africa team-mates on the list for bowlers following their comprehensive 3-0 series loss to England.

Veteran pacer Shabnim Ismail lost second spot to Australia's Jess Jonassen and dropped to third, while compatriots Ayabonga Khaka (down one place to sixth) and Kapp (down three spots to 10th) also lost ground.

It was a relatively quiet week on the latest T20I rankings, with Australia's clinical start to their tri-series against Ireland and Pakistan leading to only small implications on the latest rankings.

Healy dropped one spot to seventh on the batter rankings after she managed just 10 against Ireland on Sunday, while Jonassen also fell one place to 10th on the rankings for bowlers after she missed that match due to Covid.

There was better news for team-mate Ashleigh Gardner, who gained two spots to rise to 10th on the latest all-rounder rankings.

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