Stafanie Taylor was in superlative form in the ODI series against India. ©ICC

Stafanie Taylor’s scintillating performance in the three-match ODI series against India has seen her rise to the second position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batters. The series was part of the ICC championship which India eventually won, 2-1. While her team disintegrated around her, Taylor admirably led from the front, scoring 193 runs through the series at an astonishing average of 64.33. Such was her dominance that the next top-scorer from West Indies was Natasha McLean with 69 runs.

Taylor’s remarkable returns meant that she moved up nine places to second in the batting charts. She also chipped in with two wickets through the series, which saw her climb to no. 2 in the ODI allrounder rankings as well.

Smriti Mandhana, who returned in the third and final ODI, made a mark with a scintillating knock of 74. However, her contributions were not enough to consolidate her position in the rankings as she dropped three places to no. 5.

Hayley Matthews, too, marked her return from eight-match suspension emphatically as she scored 26 runs and picked up three wickets. She rose four spots to 16th in the allrounders list.

Pakistan and Bangladesh played a closely contested two-match ODI series which saw cricket return to Pakistan. Nahida Khan was the player of the series scoring consecutive fifties to help lay the foundation for Pakistan’s batting efforts. Her good performances meant that she broke into the top 20 in the batting rankings. Fargana Hoque, whose 67 in the second match helped Bangladesh seal a win, moved up seven spots to 34th.

Rumana Ahmed and Aliya Riaz, the allrounders, moved to climbed to nos. 19 and 60 respectively in the allrounders ranking.

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