Nida Dar

Ever-consistent Nida Dar reaches career-high in latest rankings move

MRF Tyres ICC Rankings

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A half-century from Nida Dar has been rewarded in the latest update of the MRF Tyres ICC Rankings, with the Pakistan stalwart moving up in the ODI all-rounder rankings despite a defeat to Australia.

Making a dogged 58 (88) in a Pakistan rebuild at Allan Border Field on Monday, Dar climbed to No.9, with a highest career rating of 225.

Dar's efforts may not have been enough in the first ODI to overcome the hosts, who cruised to an eight-wicket win in Brisbane, but the 36-year-old showed why she remains as the only Pakistan women's player to sit in a top-ten spot across the three ODI ranking classifications.

For the Aussies meanwhile, Ellyse Perry has momentarily lost her No.1 crown in the ODI all-rounder stakes, but will likely return to the top after the second and third ODIs against Pakistan in the coming week.

Perry bowled just three overs and had little opportunity at the crease, facing just two deliveries to finish 2* as Phoebe Litchfield hit the winning runs in a knock of 78* (92).

Young-gun Litchfield enters the batting rankings at 107th, with compatriot Alyssa Healy (777) holding top spot in spite of a calf injury keeping her out of the ongoing series. South Africa's Laura Wolvaardt (732) and Nat Sciver (731) move to second and third respectively, as Beth Mooney's early dismissal on Monday brought her down two spots (730).

On the bowling side there was little movement to the rankings top-ten, with Megan Schutt's slide down to fourth (712) the only change. Diana Baig's 1/21 resulted in a four-spot move up to 24th (489), with Fatima Sana moving seven places to 32nd.


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