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Ellyse Perry claims top place in ICC Women's ODI Ranking

Ellyse Perry also holds the top position in the all-rounder list
Ellyse Perry also holds the top position in the all-rounder list

Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry has another feather to her cap after she went on to claim the top spot in the ICC Women's ODI Ranking in batting.

This is the first time the 27-year-old has achieved the feat and was aided by Mithali Raj's modest series in South Africa during the recently concluded ODI contest between the two teams.

Raj, who held the pole position managed just 69 runs in the three games and as a result, has slipped two places to the third position in the table to 707 points allowing Perry and Meg Lanning to take the top two slots with 725 and 718 points respectively.

Meanwhile, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, who emerged the leading run scorer in the series with a tally of 219 has climbed 14 places to move to 21st position while Harmanpreet Kaur slipped two places to seventh place.

South Africa might have lost the three-game series 2-1 but Mignon du Preez with 90 runs from three games has climbed two spots to 12th place while her team-mate Dan van Niekerk has moved three spots up to 20th place.

Marizanne Kapp has continued to retain her top place while India's Jhulan Goswami, who recently went on to become the first women's cricketer to claim 200 wickets in ODIs is at second place.

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